All coxswains, and many coaches, even some rowers, will agree that the coxswain is the most important member of the crew. A skilled and experienced coxswain is like a coach in the shell, guiding the rest of the crew to perform at their best and work well together. An unskilled coxswain can also be very detrimental to the operation of the crew. Don’t be an unskilled coxswain.
This clinic is meant for those who have not coxed extensively, or are seeking a refresher, and are interested in learning the basics of coxing. Very experienced coxswains will find the class to be too basic.
We’ll cover a lot of topics: Commands, counting, and rhythm; tools & hardware; safety, traffic, and hazards; moving shells off the water; steering, turning, and docking; and executing practice plans.
What will not be covered: Shell repair, strategies for recognizing and correcting technique errors on the water, race strategy, trailering, regattas and decorum, or rigging. (That will be for coxing 201, for which the prerequisite is this clinic).
Participants will receive their own essential coxing tool kit, and should bring their own lunch.
Instructor(s): Bartley, L., Momber, J.