Welcome to Bristol Ariel Rowing Club


Founded in 1870, Bristol Ariel Rowing Club offers rowers of all abilities the opportunity of rowing and sculling on a beautiful 6km stretch of the Avon. We also offer opportunities for anybody interested in coaching and volunteering in other capacities. 

Bristol Ariel Rowing Club is the club for you if:

  • You are moving to Bristol and want to join a thriving sporting club
  • You are an experienced rower or sculler and want to get back into the sport
  • You would like to get fit in a proven and effective way
  • You would like to take up a new sport, but want to enjoy a great social life too
  • You are a student and would like to row during the holidays
  • You would like to try coxing or coaching 

Our facilities

  • Boats to cater to all abilities from stable sculling boats to racing boats.
  • A recently refurbished clubhouse with changing rooms, showers, kitchen and social area, all heated.
  • A well equipped gym.
  • Coaching launches


Contact us today and arrange to come down and see Bristol Ariel Rowing Club for yourself.

If you would like to learn how to row or cox we run two courses for complete beginners each year. One in April and one in September. 


B.A.R.C. Committee Report form