Sail Buffalo

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.

Our History

Being on the water is a truly transformative experience. After the launch of our unique Eco Floating Classroom 2011, and after merging with Cazenovia Community Resource Center (501-C-3) during 2012, we have finally found an ideal location at 2 Fuhrmann Blvd by the USCG, and created a true Community Boating Center!

Club Fleet

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Our Club Fleet

Our Club Fleet includes 2 Pearson 26; 4 Hinterhoeller – HR-25; 1 Paceship 32; and the historic Clara Brown, a 34 foot wooden sloop.




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Specifications of the Boats

pearson26

This is our recent fleet addition the Pearson 26 , starting in sailing season 2010. The Pearson 26 is a well built, stout boat with a solid glass hull and deck stepped rig.

  • LOA 26.1 ft
  • LWL 21.7 ft
  • Beam  8.8 ft
  • Draft 4.0 ft
  • Ballast 2,200
  • Displacement 5500 lbs
  • Sail Area: 321 sq. ft.
Specifications:

  • LOA 25.08 ft
  • LWL 19.83 ft
  • Beam 8.0 ft
  • Draft4.0 ft
  • Ballast 1300 lbs
  • Displacement 3600 lbs
  • Sail Area: 324 sq. ft.
Boat No:

  1. Pearson 26  Buffalo First Marina
  2. Red HR Community Boating Center
  3. White HR Community Boating Center/NFTA Boat Harbor
  4. White HR Community Boating Center/NFTA Boat Harbor
  5. White HR Community Boating Center
  6. Pearson 26, Community Boating Center (New for 2014)
  7. Paceship 32, Buffalo First Marina (New for 2013)
Clara Brown is a 62 year old wooden sloop. She was designed by John G Alden , a famous Naval Architect. Her designed water length (DWL) is 22.5 feet; length over all (LOA) 34.3 feet, draft is 4’ 11’’and the beam is 7 feet making her a narrow long and shallow sailboat. Her mast is 36 feet 11 inches tall making the sail area for this sloop massive. Total sail area is 456 ftsq divided amongst two sail one mail sail at 311 ftsq and a jib at 146 ftsq (JGA 872A & 872B). Read the full article on the Clara Brown here.

Pictures of the Fleet

Pearson 26
Pearson 26Buffalo First Marina
This is our recent fleet addition the Pearson 26, starting in sailing season 2010. The Pearson 26 is a well built, stout boat with a solid glass hull and deck stepped rig.
Hinterhoeller
HinterhoellerCommunity Boating Center
It is a fun and fast boat, the HR25 is a perfect weekend cruiser and club racer.
Clara Brown
Clara BrownA 62 year old wooden sloop
The Clara Brown seats 6 people but her max capacity is 9 persons. Available only for specific outings.

Enjoy a Sail on Our Club Fleet