The regatta was conducted on the Upper Yarra course with a two crew final on 11th & 12th October.
The heats were again conducted on the Friday and finals on Saturday. The race was still conducted in October as The move to the summer months was yet to occur.
Scotch defeated the inexperienced and far smaller Xavier crew in the heat. Xavier had a half day holiday for the school to attend the race.
Head of the River
Margin: 2 lengths
1st Scotch College - Bow: John Gray, 2: Ashley R Grist, 3: James O Robertson, 4: Olaf F de Lacy, 5: Frank O Robertson, 6: Alexander M Robertson, 7: Arthur D Robertson, Str: Howard C Morrison, Cox: Alexander E Morrison, Cch: Alexander B Sloan
2nd Geelong Grammar - Bow: K G Aberdeen, 2: A G Hunter, 3: E L Smith, 4: J E Roe, 5: W H Godby, 6: A B Hearn, 7: A F S Dobson, Str: G H Patterson, Cox: R Featherstonhaugh, Cch: A F Garrard
Other crews competing:
Xavier College - Bow: T O'Brien, 2: H Caulfield, 3: C MacGillicuddy, 4: E Whitty, 5: S Alston, 6: I Whitty, 7: R MacGillicuddy, Str: Gordon Kirby, Cox: A Cussen, Cch: Alfred Scarlett
Melbourne Grammar - Bow: J F Herring, 2: G Ross-Soden, 3: S J Gardiner, 4: A F Jolley, 5: A A Gunnerson, 6: Clive Latham Baillieu, 7: D G Evans, Str: R W Cresswell, Cox: L Heath
Wesley College - Cch: Charles Donald
Known heat results:
E1: 1st SC, 2nd XC