Sail Key West to Dry Tortugas – 2019

Destination: Key West to Dry Tortugas

Date: TBD - October or November (We are currently gauging interest)

Leader(s): Jason Cox

*Expected Price Range: $2200 - 3000 per double-occupancy cabin (Dependent on sailboat(s))

Eligibility: Myrtle Beach Sailing School graduates and their family/friends.

Details: Join us for a 70 mile open-ocean, five night live-aboard sail from beautiful Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Tentative plans are to bareboat charter one monohull and one catamaran.

Day/Night 1 - Sail to the Marquesas where will anchor overnight.
Day/Night 2 - Sail to Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas. Explore. Snorkeling.
Day/Night 3 - Sailing. Fishing. Exploring. Snorkeling.
Day/Night 4 - Return sail to the Marquesas.
Day/Night 5 - Return sail to Key West where we will anchor overnight.
Morning 6 - Return boat(s) early morning.

Call Jason at 843-241-6874 with questions or to reserve.

*Pricing will be dependent on the sailboat(s) being chartered, the number of cabins rented and is subject to change. Pricing only includes boat/cabin rental, it does not include transportation to and from Key West; accommodations/meals before or after charter in Key West; food, water and other beverages while aboard.

March 30 LBSA Get-Together & Shake-Down Sail

The Long Bay Sailing Association, located in Little River, SC, has announced the location and time of their Get-Together and Shake-Down Sail.

We will be meeting Saturday, March 30 at 9:30am poolside at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club. Plans are a meet-and-greet, discuss the upcoming sailing season then go sailing for a few hours. Due to prior engagements I will be participating in the meet-and-greet portion only. There should be an opportunity for you to hop on a LBSA Member's sailboat and go sailing with them. This meeting is open to ANYONE INTERESTED IN SAILING, whether you have a sailboat or not, or have experience sailing or not. Our (Myrtle Beach Sailing School and Long Bay Sailing Association) goal is to get like-minded people out on the water enjoying sailing and building friendships.

Myrtle Beach Sailing School is also looking to fill our boats for the first three races of the season.
"Wait! I have never raced (or sailed) before!"
Who cares! Racing is a great way to learn to sail. Just call us.

This is the first of many FREE sailing opportunities we have planned for this season and will be a great way for you to gain experience sailing while also meeting those in our sailing community.

If you are interested in these opportunities please call or text Jason at 843-241-6874

Race Days: April – May

Join Us For April & May Race Days!

Saturday April 6 & 20, and May 4

Coastal Carolina Sailing Club members and current and former sailing students of Myrtle Beach Sailing School are invited to join us for the 2019 Long Bay Sailing Association (LBSA) racing season beginning in April.

Most racing weeks we will have one of our sailboats available for racing and have 4 crew spots available to fill. Bill or Jason will be attending to "guide" but you will be the ones doing the sailing. There are typically two races per day so crew positions will be rotated. If our sailboat fills there may be opportunities to hop on another LBSA member's sailboat.

If you are interested we suggest attending (not mandatory) the Skipper's Meeting Saturday, March 30 that the LBSA is holding, time and location TBD. This is a great way to meet other like-minded sailors and learn some of the racing rules.

Race 1 & 2:  April 6 - Island Song Morgan 321
Race 3 & 4: April 20 - Bohemian Blue Beneteau 390
Race 5 & 6: May 4 - Bohemian Blue Beneteau 390

Be prepared to bring food, beverages and sunscreen as we will be on the water a good portion of the day.

For those interested in participating or have questions please call Jason at 843-241-6874.

Long Bay Sailing Association Events 2019

These events are sponsored by the Long Bay Sailing Association and are a great way to spend the day on the water and meet other local sailors.

All of our sailboats are registered with the LBSA. To participate as Captain (and to bring family/friends) you will need to be a member of the LBSA. Learn More

May 18  – Sailboats parade

July 27 – Cruising rally  ( CR 1) + Beach party

August 10 – Cruising rally  ( CR 2) + Beach party

Long Bay Sailing Association 2019 Racing Schedule

The Long Bay Sailing Association (LBSA) offers the Myrtle Beach area's only organized sailboat racing events. All of our sailboats are registered with the LBSA and can be used for racing, providing you are a member ($30 per person, per year) of their association.

Rent a boat as Skipper and bring your own crew or hop aboard with one of our Instructors. We will be designating a sailboat one race day per month with one of our Instructors for students and their family and friends to participate as crew.

We highly recommend joining and participating as much as your schedule allows. Along with using our sailboats for racing, many LBSA members enjoy taking on, and sometimes need, crew for their boats.

Racing is a great way to improve your sailing skills and their after race get-togethers are a fantastic way to get to know other area sailors. Annual dues are $30 per person or $50 per family. Please see their membership page for more information.

Dates in bold are designated as Crew with Instructor race days. If a sailboat is not designated it may be rented/used by members/students for racing, if available.

Racing Dates:
March 30 : Get together, skippers meeting
April 06  – Race 1 & 2 (Island Song (IS) is designated)
April 20 – R 3 & 4 (Bohemian Blue (BB) is designated)
May 4 – R 5 & 6 (BB)
June 1 – R 7 & 8
June 15 & 16  Governor’s Cup (IS & BB)
June 29 – R 9 & 10 (BB)
July 13  – R 11 & 12 (BB)
Aug 31 – R 13 & 14 (BB)
Sept 14 – R 15 & 16 (BB)
Sept 28 – R 17 & 18 (IS)
Oct 12 – R 19 & 20
Oct 26 – R 21 & 22  End of racing (BB)

NOTE:    All events may be cancelled or changed due to weather.

Sail To Charleston – May 2019

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Gain experience on a long-distance sail to Charleston and back.

5 Days / May 22 - 26 (Wed - Sun)
Approximate 100 mile ocean sail each way
Meals while under sail included

Trip has been successfully completed.

Wed - Meet at 10am to discuss trip & provisions. Depart between 3 and 4pm (Sail through the night).

Thur - Make landfall between 11am - 4pm. Have dinner together. Evening free.

Fri - Morning free. Charleston Harbor sail after lunch (optional). Evening free.

Sat - Depart by 2pm (Sail through the night).

Sun - Make landfall between 9am - 2pm.

Please either contact us via email or call me at 843-241-6874 to discuss.