1st February 1970
In contrast to the previous decade, the 1970s began with a large, active membership, the promise of a strong racing presence and a determined administrator-cum-captain, M.A.Arnold-Gilliat. Racing in Vllls remained the name of the game and in 1972 Cygnet entered Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) for the first time since 1938, rowing under its own name rather than the CSRA. Further appearances at HRR would follow in 1973 and 1977-78. Peter Sly was elected club president in 1975, a post he would retain for forty years.