Bradford Amateur Rowing Club (BARC) is a British Rowing affiliated club in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. It was founded in 1867 and the clubhouse was built in 1893 on land given to the club by Sir Titus Salt.

The club rows on a 600-metre stretch of the River Aire and the two-storey clubhouse built in 1893 still retains much of its Victorian character, with its unique upstairs bar and function room where access to the balcony provides magnificent views of the River Aire and a local conservation area.

On the ground floor of the clubhouse are men’s and women’s changing rooms and a gym with Concept II rowing machines, weight machines, and floor space. There is a large separate boathouse which holds the club’s extensive fleet of boats, from training boats for beginners to fine racing boats for the more experienced and competitive. As a registered charity, new members from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, including those new to the sport of rowing.

There is a large and active Junior section, and the club has been awarded Sport England's Clubmark Accreditation for being child friendly, effective and well managed.

River Level

For BARC river levels check here. When the Cottingley Bridge gauge shows river height at 0.92m (or lower), we anticipate the river at BARC to be below the Captain's Plate. Note that for all conditions a risk assessment is necessary. When the river is above the Captain's Plate, but below the High Water plate, then rowing is allowed only after a risk assessment is made by the Captain, Vice-Captain, RDM, or other Senior and experienced member.

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