1894 NSW AAGPS Head of the River
The tables were turned in the second race with Sydney Grammar taking the title.
The race was reported as follows:
Grammar secured the best of the start, but just when the Shore boys were preparing to make a spurt, Heron, the stroke, missed the water with his oar, and fell backwards in his boat.
The mishap cost the crew 15 lengths - a handicap which they were not able to surmount - and Grammar won comfortably.
Nathaniel J McDonald, coach of the Grammar crew, was an Intercolonial oarsmen of note racing in 1890 and 1895. He became a starter of this event in later years and also coached the first fours at St Ignatius and St Josephs.
Time: Not known
1st Sydney Grammar School - Bow: E Barling, 2: H H Paterson, 3: C G Waddell, Str: J F White, Cox: R T Forsyth, Cch: Nathaniel
2nd Church of England Grammar School (Shore) - Bow: W J S Rundle, 2: G A Moore, 3: F O Day, Str: F Heron, Cox: unknown, Cch: A Ramsay