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March 2015 News

2015 APS Heads of the River

Published 22nd March 2015

The APS Heads of the River was again conducted in Nagambie where spectators witnessed some great racing. The boys 1st eights once again went to Scotch in a great race with Melbourne Grammar with Brighton in third place. Melbourne Grammar went off very hard and fast but Scotch stayed with them. It only took a couple of bad strokes for Scotch to seize the moment and take a winning lead. It was a superb race in a record winning time.

The girls 1st eights was a sensational race for another reason. Geelong Grammar raced with such power and precision that had the race won from the start. It was a dominating performance. The winning margin was huge and the time was a record.

What makes these performances so good, was the fact that the conditions were still, and if anything, slight cross head. Go to the gallery for more 2015 Heads of the River 2pictures.

 

 2015 National Championships

Published 16 March 2015

51 Mercantile rowers and 4 coaches are soon to compete at the National Championships. Keep up to date with the action and results at www.rowingdownunder.org

 

2015 Scotch Mercantile

Published 16 March 2015

Another successful Scotch Mercantile Regatta was conducted on Saturday 14th March 2015 with a large entry. The big surprise of the day was the defeat of the Scotch College first crew by their main rivals Melbourne Grammar School. Thanks go to the great organising committee which comprised representatives from Scotch College and Mercantile. They included Dee Bosler, regatta secretary, Garry and Jenny Fraumano assisting Dee, Bill Webster, Stephen Webster, Andrew Emmett, Andrew Murchie, Neil Strathmore, Mark Nothnagel, Rohan Sutherland and referee Andrew Guerin. A small selection of photos of the regatta are in the gallery.

efeat SC in the firsts

MGS defeat SC

Pre 1935 Blazer

Published 12 March 2015

The Club has recently had donated to it a blazer used before the adoption of our current logo in 1935. The blazer was donated by Ray Brewin whose father owned the blazer. We are working on a way to properly display this important piece of club history. Thank you Ray.

Pre 1935 Mercs blazer

 

State Championships Results

Published 12 March 2015

Despite being conducted at the same time as the senior selection trials, Mercantile again performed brilliantly at the Championships. The top four clubs on the medal tally were:

Mercantile 23 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze

Melbourne 12 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze

Corowa 11 gold 3 silver 0 bronze

MUBC 10 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze

Another outstanding performance by the Club’s rowers.

 

Congratulations to our 2015 Australian Senior Team Members

Published 10 March 2015

David Crawshay – Men’s Quad Scull

Josh Dunkley-Smith – Men’s Eight

Jennifer Cleary – Women’s Quad Scull

Charlotte Sutherland – Women’s Eight

Sophie Sutherland – Women’s Eight

Katrina Bateman – Women’s Eight

Sarah Banting – Women’s Eight

Bill Tait – coach Women’s Pair

 

Congratulations to our International Umpires

Published 10 March 2015

William Webster – 2015 World University Games Chungju Korea

Andrew Guerin – 2015 World Cup Varese Italy

 

Lanes Draws for Interstate Championships Announced

Published 10 March 2015

King’s Cup

Lane 2 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 3 – Victoria
Lane 4 – Tasmania
Lane 5 – South Australia
Lane 6 – New South Wales
Lane 7 – Western Australia
Lane 8 – Queensland

Queen’s Cup

Lane 2 – South Australia
Lane 3 – Queensland
Lane 4 – New South Wales
Lane 5 – Victoria
Lane 6 – Tasmania
Lane 7 – Western Australia

President’s Cup

Lane 2 – Tasmania
Lane 3 – Western Australia
Lane 4 – South Australia
Lane 5 – Queensland
Lane 6 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 7 – Victoria
Lane 8 – New South Wales

Nell Slatter Trophy

Lane 2 – Victoria
Lane 3 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 4 – Queensland
Lane 5 – New South Wales
Lane 6 – Western Australia
Lane 7 – Tasmania

Penrith Cup

Lane 3 – New South Wales
Lane 4 – Western Australia
Lane 5 – Victoria
Lane 6 – Tasmania
Lane 7 – Queensland

Victoria Cup

Lane 3 – Victoria
Lane 4 – Tasmania
Lane 5 – New South Wales
Lane 6 – Western Australia
Lane 7 – Queensland

Wilkinson Cup

Lane 2 – South Australia
Lane 3 – Tasmania
Lane 4 – Western Australia
Lane 5 – New South Wales
Lane 6 – Victoria
Lane 7 – Queensland
Lane 8 – Australian Capital Territory

Bicentennial Cup

Lane 2 – New South Wales
Lane 3 – South Australia
Lane 4 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 5 – Western Australia
Lane 6 – Victoria
Lane 7 – Tasmania
Lane 8 – Queensland

 

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