Should a cox sit still in a boat?

By Rebecca Caroe

Should a cox sit still in a boat, or move so that the boat pulses under him, if he is coxing near stroke? Without a back support it might be tiring to sit still. It can be shown that the boat may be faster if it is heavier than the required minimum. 21kg rather than […]

Appreciation for Rowperfect Tideway Steering

By Rebecca Caroe

I coxed our masters F 8+ at the Vesta Head, and thoroughly enjoyed it, in lovely conditions. Each time I cox the Tideway I remind myself on the best course and the rules and regulations, slightly difficult when the course is reversed. Probably because I’m old (69) and conditioned to do these things. I found […]

London Head of the River Races 2017

By Peter Stromberg

The Eights Head of the River Racing Season on London’s Tideway is almost upon us! This year, Rowperfect are proud to be right at the heart of the action, sponsoring 4 separate events and giving competitors the chance to win a COXMATE AUDIO!  We’ve also got a discount coupon for you on all Coxmate products…. read on to […]

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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What makes a Good Coxswain?

By Rebecca Caroe

It’s important to acquire a deep knowledge of your sport in order to acquire mastery and eventually become an expert.  Here’s a video (transcript notes below) of Marcus McEllenney the US national mens 8 coxswain at 2008 Olympics explaining What makes a Good Coxswain. Becoming a good coxswain – everything boils down to awareness.  Most […]

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Understanding Coxmate boat wiring configurations

By Rebecca Caroe

Electronics for rowing boats are our specialism and today we are going to help you understand the different wiring configurations which are possible in rowing boats.  This focuses on fours and eights with coxswain.  Read the full product brochure for Coxmate wiring harness. Rowing boats that use amplification have several different ways to add speakers so […]