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Nagambie 2024 entries

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.

Day 3 NSW Championships

Nick Bartlett again set the day off to a good start taking out the PR3 pair with a win with Goffsassen of UQBC.

Day 2 NSW Champs

Some superb results on Day 2 with plenty of great results.

Day 1 NSW Champs

Whilst we prepare for hot weather here in Melbourne, hot rowing is underway in Sydney at the NSW Championships.

Wendouree Ballarat Regatta 2024 in Review

A weekend of great racing for the Club on the weekend with our performance group racing on Saturday and the Clubbies on Sunday. Two packed days of competition run under the control of President of the Jury Bill Webster assisted by jury member Andrew Guerin.

Vale Garth Manton

It is with deep sadness that we advise members of the loss of another great member of Mercs, namely Garth Manton, who died on 1st February.

Rosemary Richardson donates an eight and oars to the Club

The Club is pleased to announce that Club member Rosemary Richardson has kindly offered to donate to the Club a new men's eight and oars in memory of her husband, the Late Ron (Thrasher) Richardson who raced so successfully for Mercantile and her father, the Late Ron March, who was a long standing and highly successful Victorian selector. The boat has been ordered through Empacher and will be delivered later this year.

Barwon 2024 Entries

Our Clubbies and also some of our Club category rowers will be out in force this Sunday on the Barwon with a large entry. It appears that Jordan King and Nick Reynish are determined to win the premierships this year! Go Mercs.

Rutherglen Regatta 2024 in review

Another very successful regatta for the Clubbies at Rutherglen last weekend with plenty of wins clocked up and keeping the Club premiership hopes looking good. 10 wins on the Saturday after a slow start and 12 on Sunday.

Ballarat Regatta 2024 entries

This weekend we move from the Clubbies to the performance group with 2000m racing at Ballarat. The racing will be conducted under the watchful eye of our Treasurer Duncan MacKinnon as referee, with Bill Webster and Andrew Guerin on the jury.

Mercs gear seen at ....

In years past, we had many entries in the most unusual places where Mercs racing suits were spotted. There were the obvious ones on the rivers of US and UK and then some on the canals in France, Florence and Florida.

Rutherglen entries

Club member Paul Somerville, who doubles up as President of Rutherglen Rowing Club and Chair of the Murray Rowing Association, will be delighted with the huge entry from the Club at his Rutherglen regatta.

Vale Bill Wallace

 It is with great sorrow that we advise of the death of past Captain Bill Wallace this week. Sadly few members will recall Bill as he has lived interstate from the mid 1960s and so only visited the club when in Melbourne.

Working Bee

Whilst the rest of us were relaxing at Christmas, a dedicated group of members rolled up their sleeves and did some necessary work on the Club's oars. Some 200 blades were all prepared, then painted in preparation for a great season ahead.

Some images from camp on the Tambo River

Our performance group are just finishing a good camp on the Tambo River in Gippsland to get some important Kms under the belt and also try out some combinations for the big races in 2024.

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