Cygnet was in its element in the 1930s: it had a new boathouse, new equipment and a hard core of experienced oarsmen anxious to make the grade in open competition. Successive victories in Junior
and Junior-Senior Vllls throughout the mid-1930s set the stage for wins at Thames Cup class in 1938
and Cygnet's first ever entry at Henley Royal Regatta, rowing under CSRA colours. A further Thames
Cup class win at Staines in 1939 brought this victory roll to a close, cut short by the outbreak of the Second World War.