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:
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”.