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About us

At Endeavour Sailing we want to ensure that all our clients achieve their goals, have a fantastic time, return and recommend us to friends.

It is our commitment to you, to ensure that you are on the most appropriate course, to avoid disappointment, but to ensure you are also challenged.

We offer a professional yet friendly service from the initial enquiry, with prompt replies to emails and telephone calls, offering honest and accurate advice, until the moment you fly home.

We aim to offer the highest standards in cleanliness and comfort and supply all bedding, made up ready on arrival, towels both bath and hand towels, lifejackets and wet weather gear as standard. We supply good home cooked food with wine, tailored for each crew's dietary requirements.

We provide well-maintained Yachts, well equipped, and safe conforming to the strict Maritime and Coastguard Agency standards.

To provide expert tuition – our instructors will demonstrate first and then it will be your turn to practise as many times as possible for you to learn and grow with confidence. We strive to ensure not only the best tuition by fully trained and highly experienced instructors but by creating a relaxed and easy going atmosphere, ensuring fun is had. We wish you to enjoy your holiday as well.

We want you to enjoy your stay with us, and we believe the most fulfilling course is achieved by gaining increased knowledge, competence and confidence.  Knowing you have learnt and improved your sailing skills.

The weather is an added bonus, with good hours of sunshine and probably the most consistent winds in any sailing area to ensure pleasant cruising.

Please contact us if you require any further information about our RYA Sailing courses, Sailing charters and other services.

Our instructors 

All our skippers are RYA qualified instructors and have been sailing for years in many locations, waters and environments. This experience provides a wealth of knowledge far beyond the average instructor. More importantly, our instructors love sailing and love sharing their passion with you.

Stephanie Charlton

Stephanie Carlton - Endeavour Sailing

Stephanie also left the corporate life behind.  As a Regional Business Manager in the Pharmaceutical Industry and previous to that a Trainer, she has a wealth of knowledge on organising, people management and development, which she brings to her current role as School Principal. Along with Keith, Stephanie is driven in turning their dream into a success.

Stephanie is the school principal, and has set standards for staff training, cleanliness and comfort far above those of many other sailing schools, to ensure excellent instruction and a comfortable stay with us.

As a RYA Cruising Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Theory Instructor, RYA First Aid and RYA VHF Instructor,  Stephanie plays an active role in the instruction as well as running the school.

Keith Charlton

Keith Carlton - Endeavour Sailing

After leaving corporate life back in the UK, where he had a hectic work schedule within the oil business, Keith turned his passion for sailing into his life.

Keith is one of the founding members of Endeavour Sailing and our Chief Instructor. He is also a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, Cruising Instructor Trainer, RYA VHF Instructor and RYA Radar Instructor and has been instructing for many years. He has been sailing for over 40 years (although he will not admit it) with a vast amount of racing and cruising. 

Keith sets high standards and thus ensures that the yachtmaster candidates are well prepared for their exams before.

But beware of the Geordie accent!

Gordon Allen

Gordon Allen - Endeavour Sailing

Gordon is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Having previously been in the Army serving in the Gunners, he has an eye for detail. Gordon has a wicked sense of humor, the crew can be heard laughing throughout the course.

Having taught sailing for more than 20 years he has a natural knack of pitching his teaching at the right level.

Keith Darbyshire

Keith Darbishyre - Endeavour Sailing

Keith The Younger, is an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor.

He has been sailing for about 30 years and has taught both here in Lanzarote and the UK.

After living here for 14 years now, he’s pretty much a fixture on the Island and knows the Canary Islands well.


He loves teaching the new-comers to sailing and also helping more advanced clients expand their skills.

Ex Royal Navy means he has a very experienced background in seamanship and believes in the importance of understanding the basics.


To help you we are putting together a series of FAQ's which may help you to answer your questions. We will be building up the FAQ's in this section continously. If you do not find an answer to your question or if there is any thing you would like more specific information on please let us know.

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Endeavour Sailing Photo Gallery

We have put together this photo gallery so you can get a sense of what to expect from our RYA Theory and Practical Sailing Courses or Holiday Charter here in Lanzarote, the Canary Islands.

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Marine Chart

Have a look at the Navionics Marine Chart including the most accurate and thorough set of information for the Canary Islands. 

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Endeavour Sailing Boats

All our boats are well maintained in excellent condition and generously equipped to conform to the strict safety standards set out by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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Video Gallery

Welcome to our video gallery. You will find videos about our boats, feedbacks from our customers, practical & theory video tutorials and of course some general sailing videos from around the island.

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Media releases

In our media section you will find a selection of media releases and articles about the Endeavour Sailing Training Centre in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.

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Environmental Policy

With the Endeavour Sailing environmental policy we help boat users to reduce their impact on coastal and inland waters to keep them in great shape for now and the future. We raise awareness and offer easy to follow advice to make boating in the Canary Islands as sustainable as possible.

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Get in touch

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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