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Developing coxing skills

Ro Price from Cantabrigian Rowing Club and Monmouth rower and cox Patricia Carswell were guests in our British Rowing coxing webinar last March. They talk to Toby Bryant about different coxing scenarios

All coxes have had the question from family or friends, ‘so, you’re the one who steers the boat?’

As much as the answer to that is yes, coxes know the discipline is so much more. Steering, safety, motivation and coaching are just four of numerous other aspects that are part and parcel of every cox’s session.

Earlier this year British Rowing hosted a webinar focusing on how the rowing community can better value the work of coxes with Ro Price and Patricia Carswell.

Ro first entered the rowing world when roped in by a Manchester University friend across the corridor who needed a cox for Women’s Henley Royal Regatta. Ro, who was “small and mouthy”, fitted the bill. Since then, she has gone on to cox at Agecroft RC, Vesta RC and now helps coach colleges at Cambridge University.

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