The race was back on the Barwon on 16th and 17th May and Geelong Grammar celebrated this with a win. However this was to be the last of their string of six victories. The race was rowed in heavy rain. The Geelong crew suffered injury and illness leading up to the race. The original stroke Bagot was injured and relinquished the stroke seat to the two man Whitney. Influenza also struck down the crew.
Wesley College won the second crew race. But on the day of this race, the boat shed purchased in 1887 was blown down in a gale and all boats were lost.
Sydney Edwards, a former Scotch coxswain, returned as coach of the crew.
Starter: Mr C Shannon
Umpire: Dr J Hope
Judge: Mr D Strachan
Margin: 3 lengths
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: A Rutherford, 2: E W Bagot, 3: L Rutherford, Str: A Whitney, Cox: H Cross, Cch: James L Cuthbertson
2nd Scotch College - Bow: William Murphy, 2: Herbert D Morrison, 3: Egbert W Hutchison, Str: Alexander R Lewis, Cox: Ralph B Ross, Cch: Sydney A Edwards
Other crews competing were:
Melbourne Grammar - Bow: F B White, 2: F J Beecher, 3: A J McPherson, Str: W J F Singleton, Cox: F N Pleasance, Cch: A Holcroft
Wesley College - Bow: H R Catford, 2: R C Withington, 3: H M Watsons, Str: W R Thomson, Cox: H D Johnson, Cch: E A Derrick
E1: 1st SC, 2nd MGS, Margin: 4 lengths. Melbourne started well but were soon overtaken by Scotch who went onto a comfortable victory.
E2: 1st GGS, 2nd WC, Margin: 4 lengths. An all the way win for Geelong.
1st Wesley College