The heats were conducted on the Barwon and the final on the Upper Yarra course.
Wesley won for the second of six times in succesion.
In some records, Geelong Grammar is noted as finisihing third. However they lost the heat by 1/2 length to Wesley and so it is not altogether clear why such a report exists.
No second crews raced this year and this event was not to return until 1917.
The Wesley Shed at Albert Park Lake was remodelled in 1902 to fit eight oared boats with great effect in 1902.
The Headmaster Mr L A Adamson performed the opening, Mt J Stewart is on his right and the first crew coach Mr Charles Donald is in front of the other door in a bowler hat.
Head of the River
Margin: 1 length
1st Wesley College - Bow: E P Hordern, 2: S B Gravenall, 3: A G Greenham, 4: Frank Aurley Henry Boynton, 5: A H Stephens, 6: D W McKellar, 7: M E Kozminsky, Str: Vivian Roy Bradbury, Cox: M J Duggan, Cch: Charles Donald
2nd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: H G Balding, 2: G R I Gordon, 3: J R F Carse, 4: A H McDonald, 5: J G Ritchie, 6: H C MacKay, 7: W E Moorhouse, Str: W E Thompson, Cox: R A Cooper
Other crew competing:
Scotch College - Bow: Barclay T Wright, 2: William P Thomas, 3: John A Laing, 4: William H Clowes, 5: Norman R Maiden, 6: William C Wright, 7: Robert S Anderson, Str: Charles G Shaw, Cox: Hugfh W F Mitchell, Cch: Alexander B Sloan
Geelong Grammar - Bow: J G Haines, 2: S Johnston, 3: J H Lindon, 4: T K Rowan, 5: T C Ellis, 6: R N S Good, 7: N S Smith, Str: G R Collins, Cox: S S Lang, Cch: A F Garrard
Known heat results:
E1: 1st WC, 2nd GGS, Margin: 1/2 length