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
Registration for Youth Summer Camps Now Open - Click Here for More Info
Youth Sailing
Youth Sailing TeamMonday/Wednesday3:30 - 6:30 p.m.5/2 - 6/22$100135688
Adult Learn to Sail
Learn to Sail Level 1Sunday12:30 - 5:00 PM6/5 - 6/26$200135673
Learn to Sail Level 1Tue/Wed/Thu6:00 - 9:00 p.m.6/7 - 6/16$200135674
Learn to Sail Level 1Tue/Wed/Thu6:00 - 9:00 p.m.6/21 - 6/30$200135675
On-Land Fitness
Health & Fitness ClassMonday/Wednesday6:30 - 7:30 PM6/1 - 6/29$50135650
Health & Fitness ClassMonday/Wednesday6:30 - 7:30 PM7/6 - 7/27$39142073
Intro to Rowing
Intro to RowSaturday10:00 - noon6/4
(National Learn to Row Day!)
(Registration Required)
Learn to Row
Early Morning Level 1A (Beginner)Tue/Thu
5:30 - 7:30 a.m. &
Sat. 7 - 9 a.m.
7/5 - 7/23$100142109

Boathouse News & Events


Annual Fund 2016

Off to a Great Start!

Mount Baker’s 2016 Annual Fund Campaign is off to a strong start, thanks to the generous support of 76 donors so far. The GiveBig results are in, and the result was $21,655 raised in just two days! Additional donations of $6500 brings our total as of May 4th to $28,155.

Now it’s time to build on that early success. Help us get “all hands on board” with your donation today!

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!


WANTED: Auction Lead Volunteer

Looking for a motivated, outgoing, creative lead to help out with the 2016 Winter Gala.  Job includes curating five exciting live auction items and ten awesome silent auction items.  Must be able to analyze what would be enticing to bidders and have no fear in approaching possible donors.

Other duties include: Entering items into the auction database, auction set-up and teardown, thank you and tax letters to donors post-auction.  You would work directly with the Gala Chair to integrate the auction into the Gala event.

Fear not, this would take about twenty hours over the next nine months and you can put your own team together!  Two year commitment would be preferred.

Please call Lacey Sommer at 206-948-0673 in the evening if interested. (No email, please!)


The 1991 National Champion Boys 4+

 The Beast is Back!

Baker Beast III To Be Dedicated Saturday, April 16th

In Honor of the 1991 Junior Boys Team

Please join us on Saturday morning, April 16th at 9:15 am as we dedicate our newest Eight racing shell as Baker Beast III. This shell replaces the Baker Beast II, an Eight destroyed by a freak wave last June.

Baker Beast is a name that has resonated at our boathouse since 1991 when our emerging Junior Boys team took up the term to embody their newly found competitiveness. Ryan Allison was the strongest member of that team and when he pulled and erg piece that was dramatically superior the team would call it “Beasting Out.” The term “Beast Out” then became a key coxswain call used at critical moments on the race course.

The 1991 Junior Boys went “Beast Out” at the National Championships finishing fourth in the Eights and wining gold medals in the Four and the Pair. Later, when the team purchased its first fiberglass racing shell they named it “Baker Beast” to honor their newfound competitive identity.

The original Baker Beast, a Pocock Eight, served at Mount Baker until 2010. Two years later we re-introduced the name with the dedication of the Baker Beast II. Our new boat is a Pocock hyphercarbon V8, medium hull. This is a top-of-the-line racing shell for rowers who average between 160 and 190 pounds. It will become the top eight for our Junior Boys team.

Please join us as we dedicate the Baker Beast III in honor of our 1991 Junior Boys team.