The thirty-second Head of the River race was conducted on Albert Park Lake on 5th & 13th May and the course enabled a first & final. Scotch won in a good fashion under the great Alex Sloan. Again outrigger fours with sliding seats were used.
Eric Tulloch, the three man of the MGS crew went onto coach MGS first crews from 1921 to 1926. Sadly the night before the final in 1926, he was shot by a burglar in his home.
The river improvements on the Upper Yarra course were being completed at this time.
Note that the river was yet to pass under the bridge. This was to occur with the river improvements at that time.
Starter: Mr George E Upward
Umpire: Mr George E Upward
Judge: Dr T P McInerney
Margins:1.25, 0.5 & 1 length
1st Scotch College - Bow: Albert G Lindblade, 2: Herbert B Shaw, 3: Sydney W Smith, Str: John A Fraser, Cox: John S Smith, Cch: Alexander B Sloan
2nd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: B C Merrillees, 2: H C Gordon, 3: Eric W Tulloch, Str: J C Cockbill, Cox: J P Govett, Cchs: A J Evans & W A Purves
3rd Wesley College - Bow: N L Cleeland, 2: A Blaubaum, 3: A J "Doc" Pearce, Str: F R Looney, Cox: E Jones, Cch: Unknown
4th Geelong Grammar - Bow: D E Smith, 2: H Fulford, 3: H Lovell, Str: H D K Macartney, Cox: J Elder, Cch: A F Garrard
Back row (from left): H.C. Gordon, Mr W.A. Purves, and B.C. Merrillees.
Seated: J. Cockbill, Mr A.J. Evans and E.W. Tulloch. Out front: J.P.C. Govett (cox)
Margin: 2 feet
1st Geelong Grammar
2nd Melbourne Grammar
3rd Wesley College