All coxswains, 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 both the basics of coxing as well as some finer points of technique. Very experienced coxswains will find the class to be too basic.
We’ll cover a lot of topics: Commands, counting, and rhythm; tools & hardware; minor repairs; safety, traffic, and hazards; moving shells off the water; steering, turning, and docking; practice and race plans, and regatta roles, rules of racing, and decorum.