Buffalo appears to be trapped in an endless Winter this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start planning for Summer. If I may offer a suggestion, check out The Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club “Discover Buffalo Sailing” Program. Taking place the first 5 weeks of the sailing season, the program will expose you to basic sailing skills through a structured program of onshore chalk-talks and on the water, hands-on experience. Club boat owners are volunteering their equipment to give you the best possible experiences. Mentors and seasoned crew members will coach you as you learn how the wind and the sails move the vessel through the water. The program will include basic boat handling, safety, and mock race starts.
The 2014 season will kick off on Wednesday April 30th from 6:30-8:30pm with an orientation session that will outline the program expectations, recommended equipment and boat assignments. It will also be a “meet the skipper” night as all participants and fellow crew members will be introduced. This meeting will be held at Obersheimer Sailing Supply 1884 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY 14207 in the second floor sail loft.
Basic club membership, should you choose to enroll, is an incredible $50. So basically, you get to sail all Summer for 50 bucks… Why wouldn’t you do this?! If you remember my post a while back, Buffalo is a fantastic city for sailing, offering breathtaking views of the city and an introduction to a great community of people. Spots are filling up fast so if you’re interested I would suggest heading over to the website and signing up today. If this is a bit too far in advance for you, refunds can be offered up till April 20th.
While filming their “Buffalo: America’s Best Designed City” feature, Paget Films also took some incredible shots of the BHSC. Check it out below: