Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center is located on Lake Washington at Stan Sayres Park, about midway between Seward Park and the I-90 floating bridge in south east Seattle. 

Classes and Programs

Mt. Baker currently offers programs for ages 8-100 in rowing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing for all ability levels. Financial Aid is Available for all classes. Learn about Programs at Mount Baker.

Mt Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, wants to ensure that our activities, classes and sports are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The Council will chose to waive some or all fees, offer activities on a sliding scale, allow for an exchange of activities for volunteer service, or offer scholarships.

Mt. Baker offers Health and Fitness Classes in our indoor facility year-round. We welcome people of all, shapes, sizes and fitness levels. No rowing experience is required for these popular classes. For more information about our health and fitness classes or for the current schedule, call (206) 386-1913.

The junior program (8th-12th graders, boys and girls) is the Center's largest and most active program - registering approximately 120 athletes from 30 middle and high schools throughout the region. The rowing program at Mt Baker teaches the basic fundamentals of rowing, boat handling, water safety and care of equipment. All classes are geared toward competitive rowing. Rowing produces a great sense of pride and accomplishment as athletes work to meet the physical and mental challenges of the sport. It teaches sportsmanship and team camaraderie. Past to present, Mt Baker Junior Crew teams have consistently earned both regional and national recognition.

We offer a variety of summer camps for youth ages 8-18. Whether it is a mix of activities with our Multi-Sport Adventure Camps or a focus on Sailing or Rowing, Mount Baker offers fun, safe and memorable summer experiences!       

Float Test

Every Seattle Parks and Recreation participant must successfully pass a float test prior to the first water session of a small craft class. The float test is valid for three years. Float tests may be taken at any swimming pool (or lifeguarded beach) while under the supervision of a lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross. Identification is required. You must float, tread water, or swim in place for ten minutes, in deep water while wearing long pants and a long sleeved shirt. In the final minute of the test you must put on a life vest while continuing to tread water. Please call the pool ahead of time to arrange your float test.

Download the Float Test Form