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.


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Members have access to sailing yachts.

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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.

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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!

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