Boat Namings

A day of considerable celebration always follows a boat naming and Saturday was no exception. Three boats and the new boat trailer were the focus of our attention. The following images provide a summary of the celebrations.

Albert Park Regatta Results

Mercs has not been a big force in masters rowing recently but things might be changing. Whilst our entry was small, the Club finished with three wins.

Vale John Rowe AM

Sadly John Rowe died this week, another one of our great and long serving members (74 years). An urbane and engaging man who never forgot Mercantile or his days as a rower.

2024 Wentworth Regatta in Review

Mercs once again enjoyed much success at the Easter Regattas at Wentworth. The Club was well represented and our Clubbies will bring home premierships for the Club. They finished the season on a great note.

2024 Wentworth Entries

The Clubbies are at it again, planning on winning races and premierships for the Club. In the final regattas of the non-masters season, the Clubbies are well represented again.

The National Championships in review

There were many highlights as usual at the National Championships with some of the best racing coming from NTC athletes racing each other. The lightweight rowing was as usual also very tight.

Vale Arthur Adams QC

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of a 64 year member, Arthur Adams on 30th March 2024. His membership longevity shows his great love of the Club and what it provided him as a young man.

Members in National Teams

Congratulations to the following members selected into the Olympic/Paralympic and Under 23 teams:

2024 State Championships entries

As expected, a very big entry with all our rowers competing at this three day regatta at Ballarat. The predicted strong southerly winds will make racing difficult, particularly on Sunday. The clash with the national selection trials is disappointing.

Junior Schoolgirl Championships

Whilst some of our crews raced at Henley, Cate McNeil successfully defended her Year 10 single Scull Championship on the Barwon. Great work Cate.

Henley Regatta in review

It was again great to be back on the Yarra River racing with the superb atmosphere of much activity. Your correspondent was heard to say "bring back more of it". The wins included the following: