Bradford Amateur Rowing Club
LocationSaltaire, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Home waterRiver Aire
Founded1867 (1867)
ColorsDark blue and white
AffiliationsBritish Rowing
boat code - BRD
Websitewww.bradfordrowing.co.uk

Bradford Amateur Rowing Club (BARC) is a British Rowing affiliated club in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. It was founded in 1867 and the boat house was built in 1893 on land given to the club by Sir Titus Salt.[1] The club's colours are dark blue and white[2] and the crest features a boar's head with crossed blades.

Races

The club competes in many races each year around the surrounding area and further afield. The club also hosts has two regattas a year one in spring and another in autumn.[3] Since April 2009 the club has hosted an annual scratch regatta for veterans named 'The War of the Roses' alluding to the war between Yorkshire and Lancashire.[4]

In October 2009 BARC crews won six events at Ancholme Head in North Yorkshire, crews from all sections of the club won races.[5]

Juniors

Since BARC became one of 30 clubs to become a member of Project Oarsome in May 2001, the club has had a large juniors group. Project Oarsome gave the club a £50,000 grant to introduce rowing to children from local state schools. The club first forged links with nearby Titus Salt School before expanding the project to other local schools.[6]

Facilities

The club rows on a 600m stretch of the River Aire and has a boat house and a club house next to the two landing stages. On the ground floor of the club house are men’s and women’s changing rooms and a gym with ergos, weight machines, and floor space. Upstairs there is a function room with a bar and a balcony that looks out over the river.

In October 2009, BARC secured a grant from Sport England to buy a new coxless quad, to keep up with the growing number of juniors that have joined the club since the beginning of Project Oarsome. The club also bought a new double and single scull for the Project Oarsome juniors.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Bradford ARC". British Rowing. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Six of the best from Bradford rowers at Brigg". Telegraph and Argus. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Oarsome new bid to open up rowing". Telegraph and Argus. 4 May 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)