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!

Junior Sailing Camp

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Nautical Day Camp – Teaching Kids to Sail

This program is open to children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18. We will take kids without any sailing experience and over the course of one summer week – Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and make them into a beginning sailor. In addition, a teen that has already completed one or more weeks of this program may continue on their learning experience – bringing them to the next level of sailing, including racing, and leadership!

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We Teach How to Sail

rigging, hoisting, trimming, steering, tacking, jibing and much, much more!

We Teach Life Lessons

Learn self-confidence, teamwork, camaraderie!

We Sail on Lake Erie

We sail in front of Buffalo’s Inner Harbor and we see Canadian waterfronts.

This Camp is Fun

Pizza Parties, Club Racing, Graduation Ceremonies and more!

School Fleet

HR 25, Four Boats: The HR 25 is our main training boat. Is a perfect fit for sailing on Lake Erie. It was designed by George Hinterhoeller in the late 1960’s as a larger version of the Shark 24. As both a fun and fast boat, the HR 25 is a perfect weekend cruiser and club racer for the novice to the experienced yachtsman.

Specifications:

  • Hull Type: Fin Keel
  • Rig Type: Fractional Sloop
  • LOA 25’1″
  • LWL 19’10”
  • Beam 8′
  • Draft 4′
  • Ballast 1100 lbs.
  • Displacement 3200 lbs

We have Additional Boats this Year!!!!!

  • 3 Walker Bay (literally impossible to capsize)
  • 2 Sun Fishes
  • 1 Hobie Cat 14
  • 3 Wooden Dinghies made by the cadets from WNY Maritime Charter School.

Sign up for Sail Buffalo’s Junior Day Camp!

Please fill out this waiver for each student and have it ready for the first day of camp.