Guide to novice coxes
KING'S COLLEGE BOAT CLUB
This is a guide to tell you some useful things before you go on your
first outing. It outlines what your role is in the boat and gives
standard commands that are generally used in KCBC. I hope you will
find this informative and useful - if you've any questions don't
hesitate to ask one of the senior member of the club or your coach if
you are on the water.
842 KING'S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE CB2 1ST
Before you go out with your novice crew we will try and make sure that you go out in a tub (it is, literally) with a couple of rower and a coach so you get a hang of the commands and steering. Don't feel that you have to memorise this whole document, as there is quite a lot in it, but use it in the future for reference. You'll be surprised at how quickly you pick it up with practice.
- Steering - your most immediate job as a cox
- River etiquette - essential knowledge to avoid embarrassing mistakes
- Crew and equipment - what's connected to what
- Commands - how to tell your crew what to do
- Getting in and out of the boathouse - how to get your boat on the water
- Common exercises - how to call the tricker exercises
- Cam specific information - local information about the river, plus general comments of how to be a good cox
- A map of the Cam - all the important landmarks
- A guide to good technique - lots of tips with diagrams to get the perfect stroke
Men's Captain (96-97)
Download the MS Word version of this guide.