This summer American Sailing Affiliate, Sail Buffalo, had a tremendously successful summer Youth Sailing program. 400 youth sailors hit the water to learn the art of sailing.
Sail Buffalo Sailing Director, Pierre Wallinder noted, “Our philosophy was to focus on the fun aspect and go with the weather versus racing in a variety of boat sizes. We also use both SUPs and canoes in inclement weather.”
If you take a look at the kids in the program you can see that everybody is smiling.
The Sail Buffalo Junior Sail Camp does more than teach sailing. They work on life lessons such as teamwork and camaraderie while working on their own self-confidence. The program takes place on Lake Erie on Buffalo’s inner Harbor.
The Nautical Day Camp
The Junior Sailing program is a full-day camp where students learn the skills required to become confident and safe sailors. As students of different skill levels work together learning the basics of sailing eventually they evolve into participating in specialized programs that aim to work on individual skills.
The social aspect of sailing intertwines with social behavior among the group. Life skills that involve collaboration, communication, and personal goals are all part of this program that aims to be more than a sailing camp.
For more info on the camp take a look at Sail Buffalo’s website: https://www.sail-buffalo.org/junior-sail-camp/
Take a look at a recent news story on Sail Buffalo’s Junior Sail Program
About Sail Buffalo
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.
The Sail Buffalo project entails the transformation of an abandoned inlet into a Community Boating Center that provides public access to Buffalo’s waterfront. As 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. The goal of Sail Buffalo 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.