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Bradford Amateur Rowing Club

The first phase of work on the weir has now been completed and the Club is now able to start water activity.  Bradford ARC would like to thank everyone for their supportive messages and the amazing financial assistance to keep rowing in Bradford on the River Aire.  The Club is looking forward to hosting its first event of the season – the War of the Roses – Veteran scratch event on the 23rd April – see Regatta pages for details.

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 600m 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 Community Amateur Sports Club, 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.