Hall-Craggs put up a brave and successful show by beating a World and an Olympic Champion. Hall-Craggs produced one false start. Two seconds separated the three scullers at the Mile Post. At Hammersmith Bridge Haining puts Hall-Craggs under pressure and Redgrave fell back. Haining ignored the Umpire's instructions and took the inside arch of Barnes Bridge but the umpire allowed the contest to continue. Haining finished 6 seconds behind, and would have been disqualified if he had won.