Welcome! Established in 1988, the Bay Area Rowing Club of Houston, BARC, is dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing in the Houston/Clear Lake area. Since its inception, BARC has grown from a small cadre of dedicated rowers to an organized, non-profit club with over 100 members, a fleet of rowing shells composed of singles, doubles, quads, fours, and eights, and a boathouse located on Mud Lake in Clear Lake Park. BARC offers offer both sweep and sculling classes, as well as frequent, inexpensive 'Try It, You'll Like it' sessions for those new to rowing. In addition to offering classes, BARC also has an active and growing Juniors rowing program. BARC is operated as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit rowing club in the greater Clear Lake Area of Houston, TX and is a member of USRowing. Contact us today!