All members of UBRC are required to act as coxswains from time to time. In general, members are expected to cox one time for each three to four times that s/he rows. Below is information on traffic patterns, commands, and other material to help guide both new and experienced coxswains.
- Coxswain PowerPoint – Great visuals on the traffic patterns and hazards for our area (ppt format)
- Maps – Traffic patterns and hazards for our area (pdf format)
- Basic information everyone should know this information before going on the water
- Role of the coxswain
- Steering and balancing
- Basic commands
- Technique Problems to Notice
- Washer (Spacer) Settings
- Where and where not to go on the water
- Some things your coxswain should never say
There are quite a few other helpful links on the web related to coxing.
- Coxie.com is a site with a variety of resources for coxswains and rowers. This site provides several coxswains outlooks on what it takes to be a good cox.
- OURC’s Coxing Handbook is mainly related to Oxford rowing but again has some good basic information (watch out for slightly different English terminology)
- Coxing Links Rachel Quarrell maintains a “Rowing Web Service” site containing much useful information beyond coxing.