It was an emotional boat christening ceremony on 13 May at Argo. The student rowing club’s newest boat has been given the name Melanion van Kolchis. The initials refer to two of the club’s former committee members who died recently: Meeuwes Koops and Machteld Klok.
The rowing club has a tradition of naming its boats after characters in the saga of Jason and the Argonauts, such as Melanion of Colchis. After an extract was read from the saga and the name revealed, the four women who row in that boat lowered it into the water for the first time. The coxed lightweight four had an excellent first outing.