Cy Cromwell was a great rower and all-round sportsman who was tragically taken early by cancer. Cromwell went to Princeton, graduating in 1956, and later studied at MIT and Harvard. He had a brief career as a naval architect, but then went into teaching. In 1964, Cromwell became one of the few Americans to win the Diamond Sculls at the Henley Regatta. He won seven national championships in the single sculls and several more in the doubles, in addition to winning the 1963 Pan American Games gold medal in the singles. He made only one Olympic team, partnering Jim Storm in the 1964 doubles, but he was a life-long rower, finishing third in the 1976 Olympic Trials. In addition he was an avid mountain climber, both in the U.S. and in Europe. In 1964 he was a member of the crew of the boat, Nefertiti, at the America’s Cup Trials. Using his skills as a naval architect, he had also helped design the boat, which was not chosen to defend the Cup.