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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs

Sail Buffalo Sailing School has been based out of Lake Erie’s shorelines for over 10 years and strives to make sailing affordable, accessible and fun for everyone! Let us help make it easier for you to participate.

Absolutely- we will go out for a sail together and you will demonstrate your knowledge, and after we both agree that you are a confident and safe sailor – and our financial arrangements have been taken care of, you are good to go. Learn more about becoming a member of Sail Buffalo.
The boats are located on our campus at 2 Fuhrmann Blvd in Buffalo NY. To learn more about where we are located, visit our Contact Us page.
Parking is free in designated areas along Fuhrmann Blvd.
Your appointment is rescheduled or indoor activities are available.
Dress weather appropriately, and bring sunscreen lotion. The sun is a lot stronger on the water, so you need to protect yourself. If it would rain, but still is nice and warm, and of course windy, we may decide to still carry on. In most cases with rain, we do stay ashore for theory lessons, or just keep watching an instructional movie, until it clears up again.
  • Sneakers (no black soles)
  • Sun Lotion
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water to stay hydrated.
We have a strict no alcohol/drug policy.
We never sail far away from the shores, and if/when we see a front approaching, we will quickly go back to a marina. In each boat is a weather radio. Prior to any departure it’s good seamanship to check the local forecast. If the wind is stronger than 20 MPH we will not go out into the lake, but stay ashore and practice other training elements, learn theory, or just spend quality time together.

FAQ

Become a Member

Members have access to sailing yachts.

Become a Member Today

Sail Buffalo Members are a fun-loving group of people.

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Learn to Sail

Become a safe, confident sailors.

Earn Your ASA Certificate

The ASA is the world’s foremost sailing organization.

Learn How to Sail!

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!