Welcome to Bradford Amateur Rowing Club

Welcome to Bradford Amateur Rowing Club. Whether you are someone new to rowing or experienced, young or that bit more mature, we are delighted that you have joined us.

We have thriving juniors, men’s and women’s squads and our veteran rowers continue to grow in number and success. But we also have a very active and expanding leisure and progression squad who simply enjoy the pleasure of rowing.

We host three competitions a year at Bradford and pride ourselves on well-organised, great competition with a very warm welcome to our rowing friends from across the North and Midlands, and often beyond.

We are club that runs on volunteers. None of our officers, coaches or organisers are paid, all are volunteers and we are keen that everyone, regardless of their experience, gets involved in supporting the club.

So, whatever your reason for joining us you are very welcome.

Useful Information

  • Child Welfare [link needed]
  • Safety Plan [link needed]
  • Health & Safety Policy [link needed]
  • Risk Assessment [link needed]
  • Adults at Risk Policy [link needed]
  • British Rowing
  • Club Kit
  • River Level

The Environment Agency provides river heights on its website showing you whether the river is rising or falling at Cottingley Bridge. If the level is on or around 0.86 metres the level at the clubhouse will be around the high-level mark.

Learn to Row

Rowing is a classic sport which can be pursued in either a competitive or recreational way. Rowers can either be part of a crew and experience the ultimate in team activity or enjoy the skills of single sculling.

Rowing is a fun and satisfying activity with the obvious attraction of improving health, fitness and strength. Some regard the sport as a means of getting fit, others get fit to improve their performance.

Bradford Amateur Rowing Club welcomes all those who wish to learn to row providing you are over 13 years old, in good health and can swim 50 metres in light clothing.

The club has several British Rowing qualified coaches who can get you started and develop your skills. Adults complete a Taster Session so they can have a flavour of the sport and are then invited to join the club and start the Learn to Row course, which will develop all the skills and techniques introduced during their Taster Session.

There is currently a waiting list for adult beginners.  Prospective adults can join the waiting list by emailing the club Secretary with your name, date of birth and contact details.

For more information on Junior beginners, please see the Junior section here.

Social Events

The club holds annual fun social events to bring members together off the water and raise funds for the club. These include:

  • January 19 – Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh
  • July 22 – Junior Sculling Camp
  • August 4 – Members Regatta & Summer BBQ
  • October 1 – BARC AGM
  • October 11 – President’s Dinner
  • December 20 – Junior Christmas Social
  • December 22 – Christmas Social
Fixtures Calendar

Details of key regattas and head races regularly attended by club members can be downloaded via the link [to be added] below.
Fixtures Card 2021

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