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  • Endeavour Sailing

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    Endeavour Sailing

    RYA Sailing Courses & Holidays

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    Endeavour Sailing

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RYA Practical Courses

RYA Practical Courses

We offer the full range of RYA Practical Sailing Courses in tidal waters. With quality tuition and excellently maintained yachts, we offer fantastic value for money.

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RYA Theory Courses

RYA Theory Courses

All our theory courses are taught in a light airy room with air conditioning to maximize your comfort and with no more than 5 students per class.

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RYA Fast Track Courses

RYA Fast Track Courses

During the course, we try to make sure every aspect is enjoyable, we will give you a list of activities you can try in your spare time along with handy hints and advise.

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RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Theory Syllabus

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory course provides an introduction to the basic skills required before taking a small boat to sea or taking an active part in running a boat.

This course is ideal for those operating smaller craft close to shore.

Sailing Theory Syllabus

  • Basic terms
  • Chart overview
  • Introduction to chart datum and depths


  • Lateral buoys
  • Cardinal buoys
  • Where to find information


  • Plotting a position
  • Measuring distance and bearing
  • Position fix
  • Heading


  • Personal and boat safety equipment
  • Safety procedures and briefing
  • Communications
  • Engine checks
  • Rescue procedures


  • Where to anchor
  • How to anchor


  • Tidal streams
  • Tidal heights

Electronic navigation

  • GPS terms
  • GPS use
  • Using waypoints

Rules of the road

  • Risk of collision
  • Who gives way

Weather forecasts

  • Sources of forecast
  • Terms used in forecasts


  • Harbour information
  • Transits
  • Pilotage plan

Passage planning

  • SOLAS V requirements
  • Pre planning
  • Chart choice

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Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands


Email stephanie@endeavour-sailing.co.uk
Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

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