Welcome to Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center!
Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offers classes and programs for all ability and skill levels ages 8-100 in rowing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle-boarding and more. Serving the boating community for 30 years, the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center is a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility whose programs are co-sponsored by the Mount Baker Boating Advisory Council. The Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made of up of volunteers who are dedicated to the success of this facility, as expressed in our mission statement.

Boathouse Activities

  • Mount Baker’s popular Junior Crew program welcomes beginners and experienced rowers from 8th – 12th grade. Our boys and girls teams compete locally, regionally and nationally. Go Baker!

  • Come Sail with us! Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offers youth and adult sailing classes as well as an open sail and racing program.

  • Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offers a variety of summer camps for children ages 8-18. Our Adventure Camp is a mix of activities or  choose a camp with a focus on Sailing, Standup Paddle Boarding or Windsurfing.

  • In addition to rowing and sailing, Mount Baker offers classes in windsurfing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding. Now is your chance to get out on the water!

  • Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offers adult crew programs for all levels of interest. Classes teach the fundamentals of the stroke as well as boat handling, water safety, coxing, and care of equipment.

  • Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center houses a beautiful venue on the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle’s charming Mount Baker neighborhood. The venue is situated in beautiful Stan Sayres Park presenting a lovely natural setting for an event.

Upcoming Courses

Want to know what programs are starting at MBRSC in the coming months? Click on the course names below to see more about each program. Click on the barcode link to register online. For more information about summer camps please visit the specific page of the activity your child would like to participate in. If you have any questions please email us at mount.baker@seattle.gov or call us at 206-386-1913.
To see all our programs, check out the 2016 Program Brochure
Summer Camps
Registration for Youth Summer Camps Now Open - Click Here for More Info
Intro to Rowing
Intro to RowSaturday10:00 - noon8/27FREE
(Registration Required)
Learn to Row
Early Morning Level 1A (Beginner)Mon/Wed/Fri9:00 - 11:00 a.m.9/12 - 9/30$100142109
Intro to KayakingThursday6:30 - 8:30 p.m.8/11$20142083
Intro to KayakingSaturday10 a.m. - Noon8/13$20142077
Intro to KayakingSunday10 a.m. - Noon8/14$20142079
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Intro to SUPWednesday6:30 - 7:30 PM8/10$15142101
Intro to SUPThursday6:30 - 7:30 PM8/11$15142102
Intro to SUPSaturday11:00 a.m. - noon8/13$15142099
Intro to SUPSunday5:00 - 6:00 p.m.8/21$15142104
Intro to SUPSaturday11:00 a.m. - noon8/27$15142105
Intro to Sailing
Intro to SailingSunday1:30 - 4:30 PM8/14$35 Adult
Youth 16 and under FREE
Intro to SailingTuesday5:30 - 8:30 PM8/16$35 Adult
Youth 16 and under FREE
Intro to SailingSaturday1:30 - 4:30 PM8/20$35 Adult
Youth 16 and under FREE
Intro to SailingThursday5:30 - 8:30 PM8/25$35 Adult
Youth 16 and under FREE
Adult Learn to Sail
Learn to Sail Level 1Tue/Wed/Thu5:30 - 8:30 p.m.8/9 - 8/18$200142121
Learn to Sail Level 1Saturday/Sundays12:30 - 5:00 p.m.8/13 - 8/21$200142118
Learn to Sail Level 1Saturdays12:30 - 5:00 p.m.9/10 - 10/1$200142119
Learn to Sail Level 2
Learn to Sail Level 2Sundays12:30 - 5:00 p.m.9/11 - 9/25$150142116
On-Land Fitness
Health & Fitness ClassMonday/Wednesday6:30 - 7:30 PM8/10 - 8/31$39142074

Boathouse News & Events


Annual Fund Supported by Over 100 Contributors

Goal of 135 Contributors Within Reach

Donate Today

Through June 15th the Mount Baker Annual Fund has received support from 102 individual contributors. We are well on our way to our goal of at least 135 contributors. So, if you have not yet done so, please make your donation today. Help us bring this year’s campaign to a successful and early close.

Thanks to the generous support of our contributors to-date, we have raised $47,290.

Each gift, regardless of amount, is appreciated and helps us support the programs. Our goal this year is to increase participation in the Annual Fund to 135 contributors – a 6% percent increase over 2015.

Your gift supports Outreach and provides Financial Assistance

Cost concerns should never prevent a child or adult from participating at Mount Baker. Please help us stay affordable for everyone.

Your gift helps to buy new equipment

Keeping all of our equipment up to date – rowing and sailing fleets, coaches’ launches, outboard motors, rowing machines, safety gear and more – costs from $90,000 to $100,000 annually.  Your gift helps us to stay on target so that no boat or essential technology becomes outdated.

Please join us by becoming a donor to the 2016 Annual Fund.  Go Baker!


AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Boys of ’36 Film Screening July 20th

We’re excited to share that Mount Baker will be hosting an advance screening of the PBS Documentary “AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Boys of ’36” on Wednesday, July 20th, 7:30 p.m. at the boathouse.

The Boys of ’36 is based on Daniel James Brown’s bestseller The Boys in the Boat and chronicles the amazing story of the 1936 Olympic Gold Medal-winning Men’s 8+ from the University of Washington.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP online using this link.

More information about “The Boys of ’36” documentary can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/boys36/player/


Mount Baker Juniors Give a Strong Showing at Junior Nationals

Despite stormy weather, race delays, and equipment issues the Mount Baker Junior Crew athletes turned in impressive performances at the 2016 Junior National Championships in West Windsor, NJ.

The Boys 8+ won their heat on Friday and placed 4th in their semi-final, missing the A Final by less than 3/10ths of a second! Check out the amazing Photo Finish. They went on to place 2nd in the B final, finishing as the 8th fastest crew in the country!

The Girls 8+ finished 4th in their very tough heat on Friday, earning a spot in the C Final where they placed 3rd. The finished the weekend as the 15th fastest crew in the country!

Congratulations to our all amazing youth athletes on a great season!

Go Baker!