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!
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Learn to Sail – at Our Junior Day Camp or in Our Adult Classes

Learn to Sail and So Much More at Sail Buffalo

When you teach sailing, you teach life skills and you are teaching how to build a relationship to nature. At the same time, we underscore the importance of remaining humble while living on this earth. Sail Buffalo is a value-driven organization. In addition to teaching sailing skills and water safety, we stress the importance of recycling and healthy living. Sail Buffalo has recently constructed new docks and a new building to house classrooms and purchased new boats (for students of all ages). A multi-functional “open space or floating classroom” was added in 2013 and is docked next to the boats. Another of the new buildings is designated as a ship’s library and trading post. A third new building will house a café offering healthy drinks and snacks. A garden area contributes to students’ learning experiences. Adult classes in health and nutrition and recycling are under development. Health and wellness coach Jennifer Keppard has joined our team. With her guidance, we are developing programs and schedules which will be available soon.

Learn about the ASA

Check out more about the American Sailing Association

The ASA is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts.
Learn about the ASA

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!