Another MRC member selected

Rowing Australia has included Jessie Allen in the women’s pair for the team nominated to Australian University Sport to compete at the 2016 World University Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland in September. Alfie Young has been nominated as a coach.  Congratulations to Jessie and Alfie.  Details linked below.

Rowing NSW function

Mosman has booked some tables for the Rowing NSW Support the Crew Fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, 16 August.  This is a major source of support for the following teams and MRC members, U23 (Rob Black, Tom Schramko), U21 (Rowena Meredith, Sean Murphy) and Junior (Grace Galloway, Ella Connaghan)

There are still some seats available on the last of our tables.  If you would like to come please contact Will Liley at

Further details are linked below.  If you can’t attend but would like to help please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Club Trivia Night

The club will be holding a Farewell Trivia evening on Saturday, 6  August at the club.  This will be a great social occasion and, like the Rowing NSW function, support Mosman’s Junior, U21 and U23 Australian Representatives.

Tables will seat 8, so please gather your family and friends, particularly those who know more than you do.

Ticket sales will open shortly.

Talking of Club Trivia

Which Mosman member rowed and won for Oxford in the 1990 Oxford Cambridge boat race weighing 114.5kg, making him the then heaviest ever rower to have competed in the race?  His crew also included Matthew Pinsent and Jonny Searle.  114.5kg is 18 stone in the old money.  Is it any wonder his college was called Jesus!?

Henley Royal Regatta

Henley was last week and at least four MRC members were there as spectators, Messrs Campbell, Myburgh, Wear and Battersby.  Perhaps next year, like last, MRC will send some crews.

Here are links to videos of this year’s men’s and women’s 1x finals.  Both races are interesting in different ways.

Lights and navigation again

Sunrise is at 7.00am.

I am pleased to be able to report that d’Albora Marina has finally moved the big blue catamaran out of the rowing channel.