TORPIDS 2019, DAY 1.

Hello everyone, A great first day of racing on the Isis, in an afternoon that felt like Summer Eights!   Merton is taking part to Torpids with three crews (M1, M2, W1). Furthermore, three of our girls are rowing with St. Benet’s in Div. 5.   The first crew to race was M2 (Div. 5), … Read more

Men’s Report 2018

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 potential for a successful year. … Read more

Women’s Report 2018

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 running a demanding novice training programme, … 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

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

Summer Eights 2016

Successful Summer Eights! Merton crews have had a highly successful Eights campaign, including blades for the Men’s 1st VIII (the first since 1999)! This follows a year in which the Men’s side of Merton College Boat Club in particular has benefited from excellent coaching under Ian Smith and has been able to build on successes … Read more