Category Archives: Coxing

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 […]

Rowing dry bag product range

Dry bag rowing 5 liter Rowtex

Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak…. and the team hasn’t been idle over the summer.  They just announced their Dry Bags. New Rowing Dry Bag There are two sizes – one for going in the boat […]

How to replace a wiring loom

Coxmate 6W Eight 4 Speaker / Harness System w/ Seat Sensor

As we get back into our boats for winter training having the best rowing electronics speaker system and one that works reliably is pretty important for coxed boats. Most of the popular makes are now modular so you can replace one part and also test the whole harness to find out where a break in […]

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 […]

Vivo life jacket for rowing

capsize rowing boat, vivo life jacket

We have got a new product in store – a classic life jacket suitable for coxswains and coaches to use for rowing called Vivo Life Jacket. The Vivo Life Jacket is designed with robust tapes around your back and waist and the jacket is enclosed on the front in a halter design with an air […]

Would you review our Seat Racing book?

Rowing seat racing book

We’ve just published a new ebook on Seat Racing for crew selection and we are keen to get some reviewers.  Read on to find out how. Seat Racing can be confusing There are a lot of different ways to run seat racing – we even found coaches and coxswains who advocate AGAINST using it for […]

The Definitive guide to rowing seat racing

Rowing Seat Racing

Seat Racing for crew selection takes many forms and has a bad reputation as being open to abuse by coaches and unscrupulous athletes.  Learn how to run seat racing for your squad by reading Duncan Holland’s Guide to Rowing Seat Racing – including the famous “spider diagram”. Rowperfect has created a round-up of 6 articles about […]

Understanding Coxmate boat wiring configurations

Coxmate rowing amplification harness loom

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 […]