Geelong Grammar continued their winning streak with the winning margin down to 3/4 length.
The race was conducted on 31 May on the Lower Yarra over 1 1/4 miles.
This allowed all four crews to race in a final for the first time. The straight wide river enabled a first and final to be rowed. The course was intended to be 1 1/4 miles but the starter apparently got the start point wrong and it was slightly longer.
Starter: Mr G G Henderson
Umpire: Mr J A Levey
Judge: Mr C S Cunningham
Margin: 3/4, 2 & 3 lengths
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: J H Davison, 2: H Gillett, 3: E W Bagot, Str: T Parkin, Cox: E Robertson, Cchs: James L Cuthbertson & Stephen Fairbairn
2nd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: C S E Langley, 2: S M Brown, 3: W F Sully, Str: H Y Brown, Cox: A J Dudgeon, Cch: A Holcroft
3rd Scotch College- Bow: Alexander R Lewis, 2: James V McEacharn, 3: Leslie Jenner, Str: Hubert D Morrison, Cox: Ralph B Ross, Cch: Frederick W Woolrabe
4th Wesley College - Bow: S J Donohoo, 2: W R Thomson, 3: C Hawkins, str: R R Knight, Cox: H D Johnson, Cch: J Champion
The race started poorly, largely due to the starters work. Wesley were far from prpeared. Scotch and Melbourne got the better of the start but the Geelong boys soon prevailed. The next part of the race was a splendid race between Scotch and Melbourne. These two nearly had a race for first place when the Geelong cox headed in the wrong direction. This steering cost Geelong a couple of lengths but their superiority was enough to win by nearly a length.
1st Geelong Grammar