Eights Week 2017

Summer Eights 2017 – race reports Not quite three months of peaceful training on the river and here we are for Eights Week! With M3 successfully rowing on last Friday, four crews in maroon (well… maybe fuchsia, depending on whether you ordered the latest round of kit with that colour accident) are aiming to bump … Read more

New committee 2017 – 18

Annual General Meeting – Committee Elections On Wednesday, 3rd May, we held our AGM and we are looking forward to build on the strengths of the past year and the exciting projects to come (boathouse, erg room, to name a few). Traditionally the new committee will have a few weeks to work alongside the current … Read more

Torpids 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

Summer Regattas

Summer Regattas While most rowers, after finishing their respective exams, went on their well-deserved long vacations, some Mertonians were still around so the success from Summer Eights carried its momentum forward. Several regattas in relative closeness were entered and some success brought back to Oxford. Kingston Amateur Regatta, Maidenhead Regatta, and Oxford City all saw … Read more

New Committee

Annual General Meeting – Committee Elections Tuesday evening saw our Annual General Meeting. With a successful year so far behind us, the new committee will have a chance to learn how things work and take over at midnight on Saturday of Eights Week. The Boat Club committee for 2016 – 17 will be: Secretary – … Read more

M2 Torpids 2016

Merton 2nd Torpid 2016 – addition to the blades collection! Only just back from the Christmas vacation, Torpids training started in earnest. With the crews selected, the 2nd Torpid boasted a wide variety of rowing experience from several years to having been roped into rowing merely a couple of months earlier. We had four weeks … Read more