March News

Above: Victorian Champion Men’s lightweight double scull – Red Matthews and Jayden Grey

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News Covered this month:

  • Scotch Mercantile live broadcast details
  • Scotch Mercantile Regatta
  • State Championships in pictures
  • Keep these dates free


Scotch Mercantile Regatta live broadcast details

Published 13 March 2019

Scotch Mercantile is being broadcast live. The link to the broadcast of the regatta is

Enjoy this quality production.


Scotch Mercantile Regatta

Published 13 March 2019

61st Scotch-Mercantile Regatta – Saturday 16 March 2019 – Nagambie Lakes

Your help is needed. Please volunteer or sponsor a race.

Mercantile and Scotch are again proud to co-host the penultimate regatta of the schoolboy season at Nagambie Lakes. The regatta generates the seeding for the APS Head of the River the following week and has a full days racing with heats in the morning and finals in the afternoon. The school 1st VIII final will close out the day around 4:30pm.

A small and committed team from the two hosts have the planning and preparation well in hand, however on the day we need are looking for members to assist us make it run smoothly.

We are looking for members to assist with:

– motor boat drivers

– marshalls

– bow numbers

– car parking

– timing

– troubleshooting

For the 4th year the regatta will also be live streamed on the web! With over 1,000 spectators in attendance and 20x that watching on the net there are also promotional and sponsorship opportunities available for your product of business.

If you are able to assist and would like to see a regatta “from the other side” please contact Bill Webster 0418 390 283.


State Championships Review in pictures

Published 13th March 2019

Some images from the State Championships.

Women’s Lightweight Quad Victorian Champions
Meghan Hester, Amy Underwood [CRC], Phoebe Wolf, Teneille Linehan [CORIO], 
Women’s Quad Victorian Champions with RV President (and club member) Joe Joyce
Georgia Stewart, Fiona Albert, Gemma Sibillin, Madeleine Thomas, 
Men’s Quad Victorian Champions
Carl Tomczak, Jack Kelly, James Hoban, Angus Maloney
Men’s Double Champions
Jayden Grey and Red Matthews

More images to follow.


Keep these dates free

Published 13th March 2019

Saturday 16 March – Scotch-Mercantile Regatta

Friday 5 April – “Season Debrief”

Thursday 25 April – ANZAC Service

Saturday 1 June – “Cocktail Party” for Mercantile Internationals 2019

Saturday 10 August – Trivia Night

Saturday 19 October – AGM & Annual Dinner 

Saturday 14 December – President’s Xmas Luncheon

Also note that we will look to have Club nights broadcasting the finals of World Cup, World Championships and HRR


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