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Welcome to Sail Buffalo

Sailing Lessons - ASA Certification - Jr Sail Camp - Boat Share - Private Cruises and so much more

Look for our 2024 Summer Schedule coming in January.


Learn to Sail with Sail Buffalo

Come Sail Away with Sail Buffalo

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 Sail Buffalo community!

Sail Buffalo Sailing School offers Buffalo’s only nationally ASA-accredited sailing education, boat share program, unlimited access to sailboats for our community of friends, ongoing educational opportunities, and a place for you in the sailing community. Sign up for your New York sailing lessons online today!

Sail Buffalo Sailing School offers Buffalo’s only nationally ASA accredited sailing education.

The Sail Buffalo Project

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.

Sailing Lessons in Buffalo, NY are Five Stars!
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Support This Incredible Institution!

Sail Buffalo has no peer in the area with respect to facilities (location & boats), summer camp for kids, kayak/canoe storage, and education/classes.

– Ethan C, Google

Fantastic Captain!

ASA 101 with Capt. Pierre was fantastic! The class is clearly structured to cover everything you need to know to get out on the water safely, and Sail Buffalo has nice facilities and a friendly atmosphere. Capt. Pierre's instruction made me feel both safe and confident. I'd highly recommend this program for those who want to learn to sail.

– Shannon D, Google
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Highly Recommended!

I highly recommend taking an ASA course with Capt Pierre. I recently completed ASA 104 and he was excellent. Even though I've been sailing for years, I learned a lot. He set a very relaxing and fun tone that made learning easy and enjoyable.

– Ken D, Google

Highly Recommend!

Sail Buffalo and Team to include my instructor Captain Daniel C Britt were outstanding teachers and passionate about the Buffalo community and sailing in general. Highly recommend taking at least ASA 101 with them.

– Thomas H, Google

Have Made Great Memories!

This is the second year my three kids (ages 14, 12 and 8) have attended. We did one week last year, and two weeks this year. They love each week more than the previous one and have made great memories and learned so much!

– Inge B, Google