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!
Head Instructor and Director of Programs & Operation is Captain Pierre Wallinder, an ASA Instructor since 2004. Other credentials include: Yacht-Master PZB, Past Trustee/Maritime Chair, WNY Maritime Charter School, currently the Provider for On-The-Water Training (since 2006)
- We run American Sailing Association (ASA) certification courses starting with Basic Keelboat 101 through 104 on weekends, weekdays and weekday evenings from May to October.
- American Sailing Association (ASA) has been certifying students and instructors longer than any organization in the United States, and is recognized by schools, clubs and charter companies around the world.
- ASA is endorsed as an official licensing program in the U.S. by the National Association of Boating Administrators and the United States Coast Guard.
- Additional courses may include Aquatic Ecology, STEM based Science on the water!
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.