Welcome to Mercantile Rowing Club. Our website offers all the information athletes and visitors need to learn about, row at and join one of Australia’s greatest sporting clubs. 

Mercantile has a proud history of rowing on the Yarra River and beyond. The club was founded in 1880 by a group of enthusiastic business and sports minded members with the aim to increase the health and recreation of Melbourne’s society via the noble sport of rowing. 

From these idealistic beginnings, we have seen the club successfully produce members, who reflect the club’s current day values:

  • Excellence and service to the sport of rowing
  • Physical and mental health
  • Respect for yourself, club members, crew members and competitors
  • Friendship

Mercantile has consistently produced members who are leaders in sport, in administration, coaching and athletic performance. Our members include World and Olympic Champions and Thomas Keller medallists, awarded for an outstanding international rowing career (more than any other club in the world).

If you love rowing and the ideals produced from the beauty and discipline of the sport, then Mercantile Rowing Club is the place to be. At Mercantile, as in life, “Every stroke we take, we take to win”.

A big two day regatta at Nagambie with prize money attracting some of our NTC athletes down from Canberra. Our Treasurer Duncan MacKinnon will again be in charge of the event as President of the Jury and he will be supported by jury members Graeme Boykett and Andrew Guerin. · Read more
Nick Bartlett again set the day off to a good start taking out the PR3 pair with a win with Goffsassen of UQBC. · Read more