Welcome to Sail Buffalo!The Home of Sailing in Buffalo

Come Sail Away

Sail Buffalo Sailing School offers Buffalo’s only nationally ASA accredited sailing education, boat share program, unlimited access to sailboats for our community of friends, ongoing educational opportunities, and a place for you in the sailing community. At Sail Buffalo Sailing School our goal is to train people to be safe, confident sailors, and provide on-water access, continuing education, and social networking to our Sail Buffalo Community!

The Sail Buffalo project entails the transformation of an abandoned inlet into a Community Boating Center that provides public access to Buffalo’s waterfront. We are an accredited sailing school with a mission to create an exciting safe and secure facility on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, enabling public access to the waterfront through boating, wellness and environmental programming. Our goal is to provide a destination for on-the-water training, holistic learning experiences, wellness and environmental education regardless of income, gender and age, including people with disabilities, and to provide a safe-haven for young veterans and their families.


Contribute to the Buffalo Aquabus

With your help, we can make access to the Buffalo Outer Harbor easy and affordable to the entire Buffalo Community by introducing Buffalo Aquabus! Take Part in the Buffalo River Renaissance Today!

The Buffalo Aquabus is a non for profit vessel, similar to a Ferry, that will connect the Buffalo community to the Outer Harbor. The Buffalo Aquabus is a 22 ft electric, eco-friendly riverboat that can carry 10-12 passengers.

We feel it’s extremely important to bring people not only to the water, but onto the water as well, in a safe and fun environment.

Buffalo Aquabus will provide:

  • Transportation to the Buffalo public to the Outer Harbor, for a small, tax-deductible donation.
  • Transportation for our students and field trips back and forth to and from Canal Side.
  • A fun and exciting, River Cruise rental option open to the public.
Contribute to The Aquabus!

Join Our Sailing Community

Our Club Fleet Includes Yachts

Join Our Community

The Sail Buffalo community is a group of fun loving people.

Join Our Sailing Community!

Sign Up for Our Sailing Classes

Become a safe, confident sailors.

Earn Your ASA Certificate

The ASA is the world’s foremost sailing organization.

Learn How to Sail!

Our Junior Sailing Camp

We teach kids from 8 to 18 how to sail

Nautical Day Camp

Kids learn how to rig, hoist, steer, tack, jib, and more!

Our Sailing Camp!

Learn More About Sail Buffalo

  • CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS: 716-432-6589 – We are located at 2 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo NY 14203 – Contact US
  • We are the “Bunny hill” to once again compare with the ski resort, its ok to make mistakes on our boats, we will teach patiently and create more safe and confident sailors, and in addition they will be ASA certified. Many of your own crew wants access to the lake more than just on racing occasion. Our boat share program offers just that. Learn about the boats we have available.
  • Our floating Eco-Classroom space that can accommodate 20 or so persons for a variety of activities on the water. Sailing school, meteorology and science activities, water biology, earth sciences, learn about the value of recycling, environmental conservation etc. But can also be living exhibit space for arts, performances, etc. Cook in the Galley!
  • We have a true Buffalo Goodwill Ambassador in our fleet – The Clara Brown! Initially we thought her best docking space would be close to the original Dug’s Dive inside the Commercial Wharf, because of her name; Clara Brown (was a freed slave) and because Dug’s Dive was part of Buffalo’s Underground Railroad, and also because the Historic Wharf was said to have ambition of being authentic.

    Now we believe such a prominent and authentic vessel deserves her own designated space, where some historic facts about her and the world famous Naval Architect who designed her can be displayed.

  • We can accommodate groups up to 40-50, depending on activities and number of chaperons/instructors.
  • Teachers! Bring your students on a field trip. We offer several learning stations, new buildings and boats ready for your group, send us an email and lets work out the details!