About the club

Avon County Rowing Club is located at the Saltford Rowing Centre, just off the A4 half-way between Bath and Bristol. We row on the River Avon, where we have four kilometres of quiet water, including a straight of 1,250 metres.  We share our site with Bristol University Boat Club, Monkton Combe School Boat Club, Canoe Avon and the Bristol Empire Dragon Boat club.

We are a medium sized family rowing club with members from 12 years old upwards – some of our members are now in their 80s!  We cater for all levels of experience from beginners up to National Champions and attend many races throughout the year that are suitable for all ages and experience levels.  We also offer non-competitive social rowing and indoor rowing.

The club was formed in 1973, following a merger of the former Avon and Bristol clubs. This ended a tradition of friendly rivalry, stretching back to the previous century, between oarsmen training in the colours of a succession of clubs based at Saltford.  The recent redevelopment of the site has resulted in superb facilities including much improved boat storage, a small gym and large clubroom with stunning views over the river.