Coxswains: steering an eight without good bow points

By Sparks Editorial Staff | April 13, 2013

Coxswains Steer Straight by Using a Point A point is an object directly ahead of the boat that you aim at to keep the boat going in a straight line. In theory, this strategy works. There is a problem, though: The eight is a stern-coxed boat....

Coxswains: How to ask the right questions

By Marcus McElhenney | March 28, 2013

As we may know, coxswains never get coached.  Even those coaches who think they are ‘coaching’ us are really just yelling at us and telling us what not to do.  Rowers on the other hand are fortunate enough to get told what...

Why Coxswains Should Utilize Their Skills in Every Boat

By Marcus McElhenney | March 8, 2013

Last week I was asked to volunteer driving launches for Oakland Strokes at a regatta they were throwing. Heck yeah I wanna do that. The best part of it was when someone said to me, “You’re an Olympic medalist, isn’t this a...