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 2017 Program Brochure


Boathouse News & Events


Annual Fund Sets New Record

We Raised $55,140

With a surge of donations in September and the receipt of a number of matching gifts our 2016 Annual Fund campaign set a new record, raising $55,140. Thank you to the over 120 donors who have made this achievement possible. Your support of the programs at Mount Baker is greatly appreciated.

The Annual Fund will provide support for Outreach and Financial Assistance, so that cost concerns never prevent a child or adult from participating at Mount Baker.

The Annual Fund allows us to keep both rowing and sailing fleets, coaches’ launches, outboard motors, rowing machines, safety gear and more – costs which total $90,000 to $100,000 annually – current and in good repair.

Again, thank you all for your generous support and enthusiasm. Go Baker!


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

Dear Mount Baker Alumni and National Champions,

We hope that you are planning to join us at our 2017 Crew Reunion on Saturday, April 15th. While our reunion events are for all alumni/alumnae, we will once again honor the remarkable women who won four consecutive National Championships some twenty years ago. This year we will focus on the 1997 boat. We hope that you will be able to join us. To help make our gathering as complete as possible, we need your help in locating the following alumnae: Meghan Lang (7); Carrie Huttenlocher (4); Jill Kenny Wilschke (3); Hillary Brown (2); Khobi Brooklyn (bow).Please reach out to these team mates and others, and make sure they know to contact the boat house for information about the event.

Preparations are well underway, and all we need is you! We look forward to seeing you on April 15th