Marlborough has had a long history of rowing successes. The two local clubs have been great supporters of young guys interested in the sport. The MBC team has been very successful at the national secondary school championships over recent years, winning the Springbok Shiled in 2012, and running a close second in 2016. The 2016 team was particularly successful with seven crews in six A finals. Recent old boy Tom Murray was in the eight that got sixth at the Rio Olympics.