May 2015 News

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Follow this link for upcoming events including the Mercantile Cocktail Party Saturday 30th May 2015 at 7pm. This function will raise funds for the Mercantile members competing overseas this year.

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Mercantile Fundraising Wine Offer

Published 25th May 2015

Yes it is time to stock up the cellar with great wine from the good wine regions of Australia. The wine is sensational and also value priced for Mercantile members. Every bottle sold will help our Mercantile members finance their international endeavours. Full details are in the attached U23/Henley Rowing Wine Flyer 2015. Full your boots with great offer.

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Mercantile seeks Youth and Junior Women’s Coordinator

Published 12th May 2015

Mercantile Rowing Club is seeking applications for the position of Youth and Junior women coordinator. The position is part time at an average of 40 hours per fortnight.

This is an opportunity to lead a squad of talented athletes aiming for underage State and National selection. There is flexibility with the hours required that may accommodate study or other employment commitments.

You will require a working with Children Check, Level 2 Accreditation and Level 2 First Aid.

Further information and position description can be obtained from Simon Gadsden at

Applications, to be forwarded to:

Mercantile Rowing Club
5 Boathouse Drive
Melbourne Vic 3004

Or to:

Applications close: Friday 22nd May 2015



Full listing of Mercantile Members in Australian Teams

Published 1st May 2015

We have provided updates along the way but now is the time to provide the complete Club listing of members in Australian teams.

Senior Team

Men’s Eight – Josh Dunkley-Smith

Men’s Quad Scull – David Crawshay

Men’s Lightweight Quad Scull – James Wilson

Women’s Eight – Katrina Bateman, Charlotte Sutherland and Sarah Banting

Women’s Quad Scull – Jennifer Cleary

Women Pair coach – Bill Tait

Women’s Sculling reserve – Fiona Albert

Women’s Sweep Reserve – Sophie Sutherland

Under 23 Team

Women’s Under 23 Pair – all Mercantile crew

Katrina Werry, Addy Dunkley-Smith and coached by Simon Gadsden

Under 21 Team

Women’s Lightweight reserve

Meghan Hester


Mercantile at Henley Royal Regatta

Published 1st May 2015

Mercantile will again be represented at the Henley Royal Regatta in the Thames Cup race with a crew coached this year by David Pincus. The crew will be announced shortly. You will recall that the crew last year was knocked out in the semi final by the eventual winners. This year we hope to finish with the Cup.

DSC00686 v2The 2014 crew

Also at the regatta is likely to be the Australian Men’s Eight containing Club member Josh Dunkley Smith which will race in the Grand Challenge Cup. John Linke will also race in a MUBC crew in the Ladies Challenge Plate.


Mercantile zooties spotted at…

Published 1st May 2015

The American sightings of Mercantile zooties last month has spurred on more entries. By the way Ciar Colgan is the winner of last months prize, a Mercs zootie of course.


Past Club Secretary and great Mercantilian Steve Macek has provided an unusual sighting of a Mercs one piece suit.  This photo of him was taken during his 3 week cycling expedition across Tibet in 2010, after climbing to the summit of Pang La (5150m). A trained eye can make out the north face of Mt Everest in the background. It remains the highest confirmed sighting of a Mercs zootie.

4. Mercs triumphant at the top of Pang La


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