The twenty-fifth Head of the River was conducted on 20th May using the Lower Yarra course which enabled a four crew first & final. Scotch College had the choice of course.
Scotch College was again successful.
The start was even and it took a quarter of a mile before Scotch broke free. The two Grammar schools followed and Wesley were last at this point. Scotch opened up over the next three quarters of a mile with powerful and clean strokes extending the lead to two lengths. Wesley were well behind and passed by the steamer.
Starter: Mr George E Upward
Umpire: Mr George E Upward
Judge: Mr C S Cunningham
The original starter Mr D B House was unwell and the respected George Upward took his place.
Margin: 1, 2 & 2 lengths
1st Scotch College - Bow: Henry N Young, 2: Henry C Winneke, 3: Samuel E Grimwood, Str: Alexander R Lewis, Cox: Charles H Singelton, Cchs: Frank O Johnston & Stephen J Morell
2nd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: G O Bruce, 2: L A Cleveland, 3: E O Mitchell, Str: H A Anderson, Cox: F N Pleasance, Cchs: A S Workman & A J Evans
3rd Geelong Grammar - Bow: H J Wittingham, 2: C Cooper, 3: E James, Str: A W Whitney, Cox: H Cross, Cch: James L Cuthbertson
4th Wesley College - Bow: P A Thompson, 2: K Donahoo, 3: E Matthews, Str: A B Campbell, Cox: E Hocking, Cch: E A Derrick
(This was not raced at the Head of the River regatta but on Albert Park Lake on 14th October 1892.)
Margins: 1 length and 2 lengths
1st Melbourne Grammar
2nd Geelong Grammar
3rd Wesley College