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.
New and expanded very exciting activities on Buffalo’s Waterfront!
We offer Sailing Lessons, ASA Certifications and Affordable Access to quality sail-boats with low ratio member/boat
Plans for 2013 is to create a Community Boating Center with a Junior Sailing Program- Dinghy’s; (age 7-14)
Call us for Field Trips, Corporate Team Working Days; Healthy Outdoor Activities, Sailing, 1/2 or 1/1 Day
Merged with Cazenovia Community Resource Center, after seeing over 1,200 participants during two seasons, it felt like a logical next step.
Donations Welcome- Support our Floating Classroom Project- see Facebook Page & Photo Album for details
Proud keepers of a National Landmark: A 1950 Classic Wooden One Off Sloop, 34 Ft Designed by legendary John G Alden, name is “Clara Brown”
Where are you located: 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, inside the Lighthouse Park (next to the Coast Guard)
After making your appointment via phone or email, please park outside on the street, walk in and you will see us
Primary location is at the Cazenovia Community Boating Center, 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, inside the historic Lighthouse Park
Public Access during program hours; Walk Ins are welcome to sign up for programs.
Some Sailing Classes FAQ:
Q: Is it mandatory with ASA Certification?
A: No its not, but highly recommended
What is the difference? We have a full “learn how to sail course” in 18 hours on our quality sailing boats for only $420, add $75 for the Certification Fee which includes 1 Year Membership with ASA, lots of coupons, discounts and much more, highly recommended!
If you so choose, after ASA Certification, to take the opportunity of being a Member of our fast growing Sailing Club-Boat Share Program- you are invited. Come and check out the boats- you won’t be disappointed! Join “Friends of Sail Buffalo” with Skipper Privileges!
We are open for Sail Classes Starting the Week of May 15 2013 until the entire month of September- call 716-432-6589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with reservation requests.
CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS: 716-432-6589
Primary Location : 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo NY 14204
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 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, environmental conservation etc. But can also be living exhibit space for arts, performances, etc.
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 a few smaller dinghies for the Junior Sailing Program.
In addition, we also have a 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? Yes. during 2013 we will continue what was started 2012
A: It starts June 24, weekly, see link-tab above
Our newsletter will bring to you local sailing news, information about our School and some nautical trivia.