Term has started and the development squads had a first chance to show what they have been up to in the last couple of weeks training. Autumn Fours on the Isis featured two Merton fours and a double. Especially after no boats being entered last year, this year’s crews showed promise. Both fours went through to the second round (Men’s) and the Quarter-finals (Women’s). The women’s four lost against Hertford who went on to win the women’s 4+ category. The double (Daniel Kennedy and Lukas Koch) lost in the final against a very experienced crew of scullers from Oriel.
The next regattas with Merton crews will be Nephtys and Christ Church Regatta during November. This will be the chance to shine for the novices.