Getting Started

What should I wear and bring to practice?

  • Wear weather appropriate clothing and preferably clothing that can get wet: ideally, outdoor athletic wear with dry-fit fabric (cotton is not recommended)
  • Wear shoes that will protect your toes and have good grip on slippery or wet surfaces—and that can get wet
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Bring a change of dry clothes, or at least a towel for the drive home.
  • Bring your sense of adventure!

Directions to Leschi:

The Leschi Marina has both a north and south dock. The south dock is located at 100 Lakeside Ave, Seattle and is where most of the Club SAKE dragon boat fleet is moored.

The north dock moors the BuK boats and the closest GPS location is 200 Lakeside Ave, Seattle.

 From I-90 (Bellevue)

  • Take I-90 WEST to Seattle.
  • Exit at Rainier Ave. NORTH.
  • Turn RIGHT onto S JACKSON ST.
  • Turn LEFT onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY S.
  • Turn RIGHT onto E. Yesler Way.
  • Turn LEFT onto 32nd Ave. (becomes Lake Dell Ave. then Alder St.).
  • Follow the winding road down to the stop sign.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Lake Washington Blvd. – Leschi Marina parking lot is on your left.

From SR-520 (Bellevue)

  • Take 520 WEST to Seattle.
  • Exit at Lake Washington Blvd.
  • Turn LEFT at the stop sign.
  • Follow the road through the arboretum and past Madison.
  • Keep following the road for a long while.
  • Eventually, you will see water on your left hand side.
  • The Leschi Marina parking lot is on your left, just after Starbucks.

From I-5 (South)

  • Take I-5 NORTH.
  • Take JAMES St. Exit.
  • Turn RIGHT onto JAMES St.
  • Turn RIGHT on BOREN.
  • Turn LEFT on E.Yesler Way.
  • Turn LEFT on 32nd Ave. (becomes Lake Dell Ave. then Alder St.).
  • Follow the winding road down to the stop sign.
  • Turn RIGHT on Lake Washington BLVD
  • Leschi Marina parking lot is on your left.

From I-5 (North)

  • Take I-5 SOUTH.
  • Take JAMES St. Exit.
  • Turn LEFT onto JAMES St.
  • Turn RIGHT on BOREN.
  • Turn LEFT on E.Yesler Way.
  • Turn LEFT on 32nd Ave. (becomes Lake Dell Ave. then Alder St.).
  • Follow the winding road down to the stop sign.
  • Turn RIGHT on Lake Washington BLVD
  • Leschi Marina parking lot is on your left.

How to Join Club SAKE:

After your three free practices, if you decide to join the team, it’s easy to join Club SAKE:

Just fill out and sign a waiver and pay your yearly dues to your Team Captain.  It really is that simple.

  • The general dues rate is $110.00 per year
  • The dues rate is $75 for Seniors age 60 and older, as well as college students (with valid school ID) under age of 25.
  • Club membership fees are neither refundable nor transferable
  • Dues cover the calendar year from January 1st – December 31st.
  • A liability waiver must be signed and returned to the team captain every year.   Discounts are available based on the following rules:

New members who join after July 1st can pay $60.00 for the remainder of the year; new members who join after October 1st can pay next year’s dues and begin paddling immediately.  (Effectively getting up to three months free.)

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