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Endeavour Sailing Team

All our skippers are RYA qualified instructors. We feel that great instructors make a big difference in learning, retention and fun.

Our instructors 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.

We have very high standards for our instructors and only continue working with the best, and our instructors participate in regular, structured staff training to ensure they are up to date with changes and continue to work to a high standard.

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.

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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