The twenty-first Head of the River was conducted back on the Upper Yarra on 18th and 19th May. Wesley, for reasons unknown, did not compete.
Geelong Grammar won both races by 6 lengths and the competition was poor. The Geelong crew was as strong as the opposition weak. The margins were probably much more than Mr Carlile officially prescribed.
Geelong raced the first inter colonial schools race against St Ignatius of Sydney on the Barwon.
Starter: Mr G G Henderson
Umpire: Mr A Nicholls
Judge: Mr Edward Carlile
Margin: 200 yards
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: H Gillett, 2: S E Bailey, 3: J W Thompson, Str: T Parkin, Cox: H M Downes, Cchs: James L Cuthbertson & W E P Austin
2nd Scotch College - Bow: James S Harvey, 2: Leslie J Magennis, 3: Samuel Atchison, Robert G Harvey, Cox: D'Arcy T Harvie, Cch: George H Freeman
Other crew competing:
Melbourne Grammar - Bow: G Graham, 2: S M Brown, 3: R B S Hammond, Str: A B Thomson, Cox: Herbert Charles Edwards, Cch: W M Burn
1st GGS, 2nd MGS, Margin: 6 lengths. Scotch secured a bye.
(This race was not conducted as part of the Head of the River regatta but on 4th and 5th October.)
Margin: 1/2 length
1st Geelong Grammar
2nd Melbourne Grammar
Other crews competing:
E1: 1st GGS, 2nd SC. Margin 6 lengths
E2: 1st MGS, 2nd WC. Margin: 4 lengths