Our Team

Our network of professional sailors are US Coast Guard licensed Captains with many years of experience, each capable of moving your sailboat across the Great Lakes, up and down the US East & Gulf Coasts, and over to the Bahamas or Caribbean. Fill out our delivery estimate form if you would like to receive a free delivery estimate.

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Captain Jason Cox

Jason was born and has lived in Myrtle Beach for most of life, enjoying the multiple water-related activities that the area has to offer. After graduating from college in Atlanta, getting married, and starting a career in graphic & web design, Jason and his wife, Amy, decided to leave the "rat race", get back by the ocean, and return to the Myrtle Beach area.

Jason's passion for sailing began years ago when his family purchased a 44' CSY for cruising and chartering the local waters during the summer. Having learned the basics of sailing while crewing, Jason quickly fell in love with it and set his sights on getting properly trained and certified through the American Sailing Association, first as a student, then a few years later as a sailing Instructor. As part-time Captain of his family's charter business, he decided sailing is what he wanted to do for his career, closed his web design business and began focusing on sailing full-time.

While chartering and teaching basic sailing skills to those interested, Jason decided to open Myrtle Beach Sailing School in 2013 and began non-certification instruction on Island Song, a 32' Morgan 321. In 2014 he decided a more formal, progressive learning curriculum would be beneficial to his students and opted to become an American Sailing Association Certification Facility.

Jason now spends most of his working time on the Atlantic teaching others the lifetime enjoyment of sailing, and delivering sailboats up and down the East Coast or to the Caribbean. In his spare time he can be found with his wife and two sons either sailing, fishing, playing at the beach, or participating in some other outdoor activity.

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Captain Jeff Drechsler

Although Jeff has been sailing less than half his life (only 29 years now) he has gained a vast amount of experience on vessels from small daysailers to a 135 foot racing cutter as racing helmsman. He has held a 100 GT Master’s license with sailing and tow endorsements since 2003. Jeff has taught sailing in Brookline, Maine, Key West, Punta Gorda and Hilton Head Island.

Building boats in Maine and St Croix, USVI and working as a master rigger along the way throughout the East Coast as well as competing in regional and national regattas he has acquired knowledge of what makes a sailboat work and go fast. These qualifications have Jeff registered as a Professional Yacht Racer with the World Sailing Federation.

Jeff has completed tens of thousands of miles of offshore deliveries covering the globe from Halifax, Novi Scotia to the Rio Dulce in Guatemala and including the Eastern Caribbean and the Gulf Coast.

Jeff has been teaching within ASA at several schools in the Bahamas, USVI, Key Largo, Annapolis, St Augustine, and here in Myrtle Beach giving him an insight of how people learn in different ways to pick up the skills of sailing.

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Captain Sam Moore

Sam has always loved the water, growing up in Kentucky along the Ohio River. At fourteen he attended camp where sailing was offered and completed his first sailing classes sailing dinghies and olympic style craft. Sam went on to study in Lexington, KY at the University of Kentucky and became interested in whitewater sports. He paddled whitewater around the globe with his principal achievement, co-leading the first successful expedition down the Yangtze River in China.

With a daughter in tow, Sam and his wife Karen decided to look into sailing as a family activity. They began with ASA instruction in Traverse City, MI with a local ASA facility there. Sam became active in a local Kentucky Sailing Club, Cave Run Sailing and while Commodore led the development of CRSA to develop their own school that continues to this day. During the early 2000’s Sam, Karen and Rachel sailed on chartered craft in the Caribbean, British Columbia, Brazil, Florida, Greece, Scotland, California, and Spain. During these events Sam would often take students for a genuine ASA 104 class where the students would do a bulk of the planning in addition to enjoying exotic destinations.

In 2016, Sam and Karen retired from corporate life to join a friend on the World ARC, a circumnavigation of the globe beginning and ending in St. Lucia. They completed that cruise in May of 2018. Upon returning to the US in 2018 they boarded their Sabre 402 “Muse 10” and began an extensive refit in Pensacola, Fl. They sailed the boat around Fl and found a new home in Hilton Head SC.

Sam loves sailing, the water and active sports. He feels like he’s been blessed and is excited to share his passion for sailing with those who are new to the sport and are eager to see what’s beyond the horizon.

Sam holds credentials for ASA 101-106 and a 100 Ton USCG Masters license.

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Captain Guy Wray

Guy was born in Australia and grew up in Sydney. Aged 10 he joined the sea scouts and started learning to sail on Sydney Harbor. As kids he and his brother raced an 11ft VJ, and by the time he was 18 Guy was running the foredeck of 24 footers, learning the finer points of flying spinnakers.

Guy moved on to ocean racing at the international level in the One Ton division, participating in weekly overnight races, numerous Southern Cross Cups and three Sydney-Hobart races.

Guy met his wife Sue (an American from Minnesota) in Sydney. He and his family emigrated to the USA in 1987 and for 10 years Guy raced San Juan 24’s in the Twins Cites, on Lake Minnetonka.

Guy has been teaching with Minnesota’s Northern Breezes Sailing School for nearly 20 years. For the last 8 years Guy has been teaching cruising skills, on 34-to-40-foot sloops, sailing Lake Superior. He has skippered school boats crewed with students in 3 Trans Superior Races, a 320nm mile race. His best finish was in 2023, finishing 8th across the line and 3rd in his division.

He has completed many deliveries, including Rhode Island – Bermuda – BVI.

His 11 ASA certifications include coastal cruising, passage making, celestial navigation and docking.

Guy offers the following advice – the most difficult thing about sailing – leaving the dock and coming back. He recommends taking the docking class at least twice.

Guy and his wife now live in Calabash, NC.

At Coastland Sailboat Delivery, we take pride in our commitment to delivering the highest quality of service while ensuring the safety of your vessel. Choose our experienced and professional team for peace of mind during the delivery process. Contact us today to learn more and to receive a personalized quote for your delivery.