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.

Boathouse News & Events


Annual Report 2016

The Boating Advisory Council has issued its report highlighting achievements in 2016. The report addresses volunteer support, outreach, fundraising, competition results, equipment upgrades and finances. “The boathouse enjoyed a strong year in 2016 and the Advisory Council is very pleased with the high enrollments across all classes, the remarkable volunteer support from parents and friends, the record-setting fundraising, and the great sense of community we all enjoy at Mt. Baker,” noted Ross Tilghman, BAC President.

“We look forward to a very energetic 2017 as we continue to support for these popular programs.” The 2016 Annual Report is available for review.


Kaitlyn Van Nostrand Selected as Sailing Team’s Coach

Kaitlyn Van Nostrand has been selected for the Youth Sailing Coach position at MBRSC. Kaitlyn has been a US Sailing Level 1 certified coach since 2004, and has coached juniors in Optimists, Lasers and 420’s.

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, she was twice elected captain of the sailing team and MVP. She competed at five college sailing nationals and finished second place in the 2007 College Sailing Team Race Championships. She also raced Snipes, V15’s and E-Scows.

Kaitlyn moved to New Zealand in 2011 and coached Opti’s part time whilst obtaining her Master’s degree in International Business at the University of Auckland. She relocated to Seattle in 2016, coaching camps and the youth racing team at Sail Sand Point. Please join us in welcoming Kaitlyn to Mt. Baker!

Mt. Baker Crew Reunion

Saturday April 15th, 2017

Inviting All Junior Crew Alumni, Master Crew Veterans and Friends come reunite with old triends, teammates and coaches!
This year, we are honoring the National Champion Junior Women’s 8+ from 1997.

  • Alumni Reception Begins @ 5:30 PM at the Boathouse with an open bar and appetizers.
  • Buffet Dinner Begins at 6:30
  • Tickets for the event are $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

 We look forward to seeing you on April 15!th