Melbourne Rowing ClubMelbourne Rowing Club is situated in the heart of Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River, at the doorstep of Flinders Street Station and Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct.
At Melbourne Rowing Club, we pride ourselves on the spirit of achievement by participation where both the club and the individual mutually benefit.
We offer a range of rowing alternatives, from the Learn to Row course, through Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Masters levels of training and competition.
Melbourne Rowing Club was founded in 1862 and is the second oldest club in Victoria.
MUBC is the oldest. The committee of the time decided that the club would adopt the colours of the Thames Rowing Club in England (similar to those worn by the Melbourne Football Club) crimson and dark blue.
Despite a very successful period in the 1860s and 1870s, the club declined in the latter part of the century and was approached by the Melbourne Amateur Athletics Club to become an amalgamated entity freeing the club from all its debts.
As a result of the merger, MRC was more of a general fitness club in the early 1900s than it was a rowing club, partaking in activities such as boxing, wrestling, fencing and jujitsu with only limited social rowing.
When the club finally decided to refocus on competitive rowing, World War I took all but 20 of 100 members to serve the country, depleting club numbers to a similar state to that prior to the turn of the century.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Boat House Drive Melbourne | Map
✆ 9654 7754
❊ Web Links ❊
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