Welcome to Sail Buffalo!
Sail Buffalo Sailing School and Sailing Club offers Buffalo’s only nationally accredited sailing education (ASA), boat share program, unlimited access to sailboats for club members, ongoing educational opportunities, and a place for you in the sailing community. At Sail Buffalo Sailing School our goal is to train people to be safe, confident sailors, and provide on-water access, continuing education, and social networking to our club members.
CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS: 716-432-6589
Primary Location : 2 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo NY 14203
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the extreme winter and ice conditions, our first ASA 101 Class is May 23. The first ASA 103 will take place June 20. Please make sure to contact us at least 24 h in advance to make sure we are still on, we will cancel if there are severe thunder storms and or heavy rain. Luckily this kind of weather seldom lasts long, so we will adjust schedules between theory and practice as the weather conditions will allow.
We are the “Bunny hill” to once again compare with the ski resort, its ok to make mistakes on our boats, we will teach patiently and create more safe and confident sailors, and in addition they will be ASA certified. Many of your own crew wants access to the lake more than just on racing occasion. Our boat share program offers just that.
Q; What is a floating Eco-Classroom?
A: A space that can accommodate 20 or so kids for a variety of activities on the water. Sailing school, meteorology and science activities, water biology, earth sciences, learn about the value of recycling, environmental conservation etc. But can also be living exhibit space for arts, performances, etc. Cook in the Galley!
Q: How many boats do you have?
A: 2013; We have 6 keel boats: 4 x 25 FT. , 1 26 FT, and a 32 FT Paceship each can safely cruise with up to 6 persons, plus instructor, In addition we have smaller dinghies for the Junior Sailing Program.
We also have a 1950 Classic Wooden Yacht, 34 FT, “Clara Brown”, designed by John G Alden. In March 20 2013 “Clara Brown” was included into the National Registry of Historic Properties, We are extremely proud of this boat, which with its sleek lines can be seen cruising along Buffalo’s shorelines on a weekly basis.
A true Buffalo Goodwill Ambassador!
Initially we thought her best docking space would be close to the original Dug’s Dive inside the Commercial Wharf, because of her name; Clara Brown (was a freed slave) and because Dug’s Dive was part of Buffalo’s Underground Railroad, and also because the Historic Wharf was said to have ambition of being authentic.
Now we believe such a prominent and authentic vessel deserves her own designated space, where some historic facts about her and the world famous Naval Architect who designed her can be displayed.
Q: How many persons can you accommodate in a group?
A: Up to 40-50, depending on activities and number of chaperons/instructors.
Q: Will you organize a Nautical Day Camp, a Junior Sailing Program for youth in 2014 as well? Yes. during 2014 we will continue what was started 2012
A: It starts Monday June 23, weekly, see link-tab above