Myrtle Beach Sailing School
Little River, South Carolina
(843) 241-6874 |

Your goal is to go cruising, so why wouldn’t you begin your training with ocean sailing? Myrtle Beach Sailing School is perfectly situated to offer true coastal cruising experiences while you are learning to sail. Skills that you will need when it is your turn to hop aboard your sailboat, cast off the lines, and head south for the winter.

Learn about ocean sailing, inlets, tides, currents, traveling the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), VHF radio communication, locating anchorages, anchoring skills, and more.

Our sailboat fleet consists of monohulls and a catamaran, ranging from 32ft to 45ft, allowing you to learn and “get a feel” for multiple boats.

95% of our sailing is on the Atlantic Ocean, preparing you for the ever-changing conditions and challenges that come with them. To get to the ocean you will learn to travel the ICW and Little River Inlet, allowing you to use your new knowledge of aids-to-navigation (atons) to keep you safe. Advanced courses include round-trip 50 to 100+ nautical mile passages and anchoring behind beautiful uninhabited islands and creeks.

MBSS offers lessons in three different formats:

  • Individual Classes (3 to 5 days long)
  • Combination Classes (4 to 6 days long)
  • Private Couple/Pair Classes (5 to 6 days long)

We pride ourselves on hiring sailors who know how to teach (not just sail), have real-world experiences to share, and are passionate about sailing!

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 102, Keelboat Sailing 2
ASA 102, Keelboat Sailing 2
Learn to skipper and crew aboard a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in winds up to 20 knots. Depart, sail, and return with control demonstrating teamwork.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Available

  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Myrtle Beach Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • My husband and I learned a lot from Jason and Guy. Jason was great at catering the class to align with our previous sailing experience and were able to break down the class material and the practical sailing experience to suit our needs

    Emily - Myrtle Beach Sailing School

  • I did the advanced course (101, 103, and 104) with Captain Jeff. Extremely rewarding experience. MBSS is well-organized and Captain Jeff is very professional, experienced, and patient.

    Scott - Myrtle Beach Sailing School

  • Captain Tyler was a tremendous instructor with a relaxed but rigorous teaching style. With a 2:1 student:teacher ratio, my wife and I had more than ample chances to apply everything we learned at the helm and as crew.

    Win - Myrtle Beach Sailing School

  • This was a serious course with lots of hands-on experience, guided by Jason, a knowledgeable, patient, and always cheerful teacher. We were blessed with pretty good weather, and Jason made use of every minute.

    Jim - Myrtle Beach Sailing School

  • Captain Tyler, who is extremely knowledgeable and patient, made the class so enjoyable. We spent two days sailing up and down the coast covering every aspect we needed.

    Jeff - Myrtle Beach Sailing School

Contact Information

Myrtle Beach Sailing School

Address 4495 Baker StLittle RiverSC29566United States
Phone (843) 241-6874

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