Nautical Day Camp – Teaching Kids to Sail

This program is open to children and teens between the ages of 7 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.


  • 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!

  • 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.

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