RYA Cruising Level 1 - Start Sailing

The RYA Cruising Level 1 - Start Sailing course is for the novice. It is a short introduction to sailing, giving you a basic understanding of yacht handling under power. Puerto Calero offers you an ideal environment for your first taste of sailing.

This course is 16 hours and we run it over 2 days as a non-residential course. By the end of these two days you will have sailed upwind and downwind, hoisted the sails, helmed the boat, learnt how to tie three of the maritime knots – Figure of EightRound Turn and Two Half Hitches and a Bowline and gained a background knowledge of safety on board.

On successful completion you will be awarded with the RYA Cruising Level 1 – Start Sailing certificate.

It is then advised you do RYA Cruising Level 2 – Basic Skills.

Cruising Level 1 – Start Sailing and RYA Cruising Level 2 – Basic Skills combined count as 2 days towards to your RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course.



  • 2 days

Previous Experience Required

  • None

Minimum age limit

  • 12 years


  • Lunch
  • Use of wet weather gear
  • Use of lifejackets

Price Per Person

  • £200 per person 


Due to our year round sunshine we can run these courses 52 weeks of the year, therefore please contact me regarding availability.

Bookings & Info

For more information & bookings please contact Stephanie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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