Men’s Report 2019

Annual report 2018-19 – Men’s squad The rowing year began for the men’s side with the senior squad training towards the Fairbairn Cup on the river Cam and the novices training towards Christ Church Regatta. Our Fairbairn crew would finish in a respectable 14th place and the first novice crew was unlucky to be knocked … Read more

Women’s Report 2019

Annual report 2018-19 – Women’s squad It has been yet another great year for women’s rowing at Merton. Even before the start of the year we came across the excellent opportunity to be sponsored by Swift Racing. We had the pleasure of rowing in one of its Elite shells for the duration of the year, … Read more

Men’s Report 2018

Annual report 2017-18 – Men’s squad The 2017-18 season has seen Merton’s men’s side reaffirm itself on the river as a force to be reckoned with. Starting the year with a large intake of novice rowers, several talented new coxes and a varied group of returning rowers, it quickly became apparent that we had the … Read more

Women’s Report 2018

Annual report 2017-18 – Women’s squad The strength of the Merton women’s squad continues to grow year on year. Michaelmas saw a lucky windfall of keen novice rowers who have proved very enthusiastic members of the boat club. Through their hard work, and the support of senior rowers and our coach, who committed themselves to … Read more

Seeking Coach!

Seeking new coach Merton College Boat Club are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Men’s coach for the coming academic year. Competitive pay available, all applications welcome. Trial outings will be held on the Isis in the next two weeks. MCBC is proud to have a newly refurbished Men’s 1st shell, a brand new launch, … Read more

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

Christ Church Regatta 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

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