© B. Beor-Roberts (Masterstroke)
© John Cairns

Upcoming events

Boathouse fundraising appeal – details about the project can be found here and here


The Club was founded to give members of Merton College, Oxford the opportunity to row. We are based at our own boathouse on Boathouse Island, Christ Church Meadow, on the Isis – the local stretch of the river Thames.

The Club is open to all students and members of staff at college and provides opportunities to row at every level. We are especially proud of our continued success in the Blue Boats (the Oxford University Boat Clubs) in which Merton has been strongly represented over the last decade.

Recent news

  • Torpids 2017 April 25,2017 - Torpids race reports An exceptionally sunny and reasonably dry Hilary Term with only three days of red flag in early February meant that Torpids was hotly contested as all clubs had ample time to get their crews on the water. Despite this one club decided not to field any men’s boats at all, Merton fielded ... Read more
  • Christ Church Regatta 2016 December 11,2016 - Christ Church Regatta success! The start of a new academic year at Oxford means also the start of a new season for Boat Club. Keen new rowers, some with previous experience, most with no rowing background, gathered at the beginning of term for freshers’ events and decided to give rowing a go. While those who ... Read more