Being fully prepared will give you the best chance of the perfect race for your crew.
The Rowperfect team has pulled together some articles that may be helpful for your preparation. They are all about head racing and the role of the coxswain.
1. Rowing Related interviews Phelan Hill of the British Rowing crew about head racing and his advice.
2. The Regatta Ready Coxswain – a handy check list of what you’ll need on the big day. Written by Rob Colburn who coxed for Turkey and Columbia University New York, USA.
3. Kevin C Murphy is an American cox and he writes a blog called Ghost in the Machine
His advice in a nutshell:
- steer aggressively
- set up your moves (pushes)
- be creative
- be ready for anything
- be careful
4. And lastly, Seamus Labrum is another American from the Huskies Crew who writes about what he learnt in public speaking class to moderate his voice using his diaphragm to help his coxing calls have authority and get the right response from the athletes.
5. Steering the Tideway – London’s river is notoriously challenging and with stream and tide assistance you can gain valuable speed by steering well. Get our free ebook guide written by former Oxford Cambridge Boat Race cox, Martin Haycock.