The twenty-eighth Head of the River was conducted on the Lower Yarra with a four crew first & final on 17th May.
Geelong Grammar won by two lengths. Scotch had the better of the start and Scotch and Geelong left the other crews well from the start. Scotch were well in front by 3/4 mile mark but lost their form. The lower rating Geelong crew rowed past them to win easily. A crab by the two seat of the Scotch crew added to the loss.
Geelong Grammar also started a long run of victories in the second eights.
Starter: Mr Harold A C Irving
Umpire: Dr G A Brown
Judge: Mr R Chamley
Margins: 3, 6 & 2 lengths
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: R M Williams, 2: A W Turnbull, 3: J Parkin, Str: R L Calvert, Cox: E R White, Cch: James L Cuthbertson
2nd Scotch College - Bow: Alastair G Marshall, 2: Robert Ingram, 3: Henry C Clowes, Str: Alfred G Johnson, Cox: John Kirk, Cch: Stephen Morell
3rd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: R G Todd, 2: M C Lidwill, 3: H E Brooks, Str: E O Anderson, Cox: K S Cross, Cch: A J Evans
4th Wesley College - Bow: J Watmuff, 2: E M Bunn, 3: N G Robertson, Str: H J W Hughes, Cox: H Clements, Cch: E M Derrick
(This was not raced at the Head of the River regatta but on Albert Park Lake on 11th October 1895.)
Margins: 2 lengths and 4 lengths
1st Geelong Grammar
2nd Melbourne Grammar
3rd Wesley College