Category Archives: Coxing

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

Bad coxing starts with poor coaching. Improved coxing comes from an understanding of the best way to instruct. Few coaches have been coxswains and so take a quick educational guide from a Coxswain, Chelsea Dommert, who found that she was frustrated by the un-clear instructions she got from her coach.  So she wrote the book […]

User testing Coxmate SX at City of Bristol RC

Coxmate SX

We used the Coxmate SX as a comparison against a mixture of NK, Home build and Cox Orbs. As the NK units gradually fail we now purchase CoxOrbs but wanted to test against Coxmate to see we are getting the most effective amplifier. First impressions: Clear display, better battery life, simple to use as a […]

Flying coxswains How to celebrate my regatta win

While surfing through our rowing network, I discoverd this lines written by Rob Colburn. He describes the many styles of throwing a cox into the water. The flying coxswains: There are many styles, the quick pitch off the end of the dock, the one-two-three heave, and the no-warning up-and-out which sends the flailing coxswain — […]

Regatta Safety: prepare your team

Always a top issue in while we race at a regatta or while touring with our crew: Regatta safety on the course. Ask yourself: which precautions have I taken for a safe rowing day? See all the mess what can happen to us and our boats. Boat crash pictures Coaches – teach your crews and […]

Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Several time ago, Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. Let’s share this again.  I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big […]

Role of the Coxswain

One of the highly debated subjects of the role of the coxswain within the crew is what is the purpose of a coxswain? We discovered this blog, talking about the coxswains’s role in a boat. Very debatable. From an outside perspective a coxswain is described as the “cheerleader within the boat.” They’re equipped with a microphone and […]

Be Prepared and the Best Cox Possible – A Coach’s Perspective

Well, the head races are on and the cox in these boat finds himself in challenging positions: Motivating the team. And coxing the crew for more than 25 minutes. Important enough to remind you on a few things  The Basics in Coxing: When in doubt, WEIGH ENOUGH, RUDER HALT, EASY OAR!!! I can’t stress the importance of this. If […]

Get ready for the new season

get ready, new rowing season preparation

Hooray it’s time to go rowing again!  In the northern hemisphere the autumn is time to get going in big boats ready for fall head racing and long distance training. But wait, your rowing club needs work first The equipment maintenance plan is essential to do first – before anything else. So set about organising […]