Geelong Grammer returned to the winning dias with a strong race over Scotch College on 9th May on the Upper Yarra course. Geelong College were a further 3/4 length behind. This was Geelong Grammar's first victory in the eight oared races.
Recently left Scotch rower Clive Disher coached the Scotch crew. He was still at University and won the Intervarsity race in the same year.
No second crew races were conducted.
Head of the River
Margins: 1 1/2 lengths & 3/4 length
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: K C Webb Ware, 2: F E Webb, 3: W S Kelly, 4: G P Kay, 5: G P Douglass, 6: R L C Hunt, 7: F P Brett, Str: J Webster, Cox: J C FitzNead, Cch: A F Garrard
2nd Scotch College - Bow: Dan E MacTaggart, 2: Thomas R Warburton, 3: James D Burns, 4: Alan S Bishop, 5: William B Shaw, 6: Gilmour F Warburton, 7: Leslie F Edmunds, Str: John G Morrison, cox: Albert E McDonald, Cch: Clive H Disher
3rd Geelong College - Bow: A W Gunn, 2: C M Webb, 3: A F Campbell, 4: R S M Mitchell, 5: W J Reid, 6: G S McArthur, 7: A A W Hooper, Str: G A N Mitchell, Cox: R L Crawley, Cch: William H Pincott
Other crews competing were:
Xavier College - Bow: J Noonan, 2: Thomas Starr, 3: J Kennedy, 4: V Loughnan, 5: T Ryan, 6: W Dixon, 7: Frank McGinnis, Str: Gerald Honan, Cox: F Pianelli, Cch: David Ross
Wesley College - Bow: G G Selleck, 2: W M F Gamble, 3: F M Stirling, 4: D M Morris, 5: Ratu C Viuyasawa, 6: R Parkin, 7: K A Corlett, Str: K F Abernethy, Cox: J Mann, Cch: Charles Donald
Melbourne Grammar - Bow: J D Boydell, 2: A T Cole, 3: A C Begg, 4: H G M Horne, 5: F E M MacKay, 6: E W Austin, 7: J V Wischer, Str: F G Greive, Cox: G P McIntyre, Cch: M Higgins
E1: 1st SC, 2nd MGS. MGS lead early but were overhauled by the SC crew which won by 3/4 length.
E2: 1st GGS, 2nd WC. GGS led to the big bend but took the corner too wide alowing WC back into the race. GGS regained their composure and went onto win bu 1/2 length.
E3: 1st GC, 2nd XC. A good race between these two crews which eventually was won GC by 3/4 length.