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Learn to Sail

Welcome to Buffalo's Seven Seas Sailing School, Our 54th Year in Pioneering American Community Sailing. Learn to Sail! 

New Classes Start Each Week Beginning in May, All Through Summer 

The cost is $390 per person ($690 for two persons and additional discounts for group) 

This includes: All materials and access included. You'll receive a two-hour classroom plus a two-hour dockside lesson. From there you'll have 7-10 two-hour on-water lessons with an instructor and one or two other students. Depending on weather and your confidence reach you should be able to graduate but should require more lessons they are at no charge in our guarantee to graduate you.  

What's more: After more than 50 years in business, Seven Seas has learned to be flexible with your busy time. 

1) New classes start each week all summer

2) We offer scheduling for work or family vacation, etcetera; simply rejoin our classes as you see fit. Because many of you are on call for business or profession we are flexible to schedule your continuing class visits.  

After graduation, you will be able to enjoy your new found skills by renting our sailboats in package deals or seasonally. Visit our rentals page for more information.

Please note: if you are already a seasoned sailor and wish for a season's pass for unlimited sailing the cost is only $650 and requires a free skills checkout with an instructor. 


Captain Bill Zimmermann

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Customize to Your Schedule

You book your sessions each time according to your desired ongoing schedule. (Many of our students are “on call” in their respective professions and appreciate this flexibility!)

Community School and Sailing club.

Seven Seas Sailing of Buffalo is one of the oldest and largest community sailing schools in North America, the only regional fully accredited school that offers certification with the US SAILING Association, which sets the world standards in sailing. Seven Seas’ Instructors are comprised of over a dozen active US Coast Guard Licensed Master Captains.

Join Our Community


Seven Seas Sailing of Buffalo is indeed a Community; we have individuals, families and groups that count us amid their ranks as we count on them to bring the benefits of learning to sail and sailing close to home: The Queen City of the Great Lakes, Buffalo, NY,

When you sign up for our classes, you’ve instantly joined our community sail club, open to your entire family. At Seven Seas, our mission is education, safety, recreation, and community interaction. Our goal is to teach you sailing… for life!

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