For more information,
or to schedule a workshop,
e-mail Margot Zalkind at:
or call her at 413.585.9445

Learn safe water practices and skills neccessary for safe, effective boat handling.


"Before attending the coxing clinic,  my coxswains simply saw themselves as the two people in our boathouse who didn’t row.  They came home identifying themselves as part of a community of coxswains – a group worthy of coaching, enthusiasm, and time.  It was a validating and empowering experience for them.  They came back ready to take their job and struggles more seriously."  


Stephanie Moore, director of Holyoke Rows

Holyoke, MA


opics will include:
  • Communication
  • Steering the Crew
  • Management
  • The Equipment
  • The Cox Box
  • Commands
  • Tools
  • Weather, Hazards
  • Traffic patterns
  • Water conditions
  • Working with your coach
  • Keeping you and your crew safe

The clinic will review the foundations of coxing from the perspective of a seasoned coxswain, Laura Simon. We will cover; safety in the boathouse and on the water, boat handling skills, hazards (seen and unseen) , docking and launching, steering, basic boat maneuvering commands, emergency and rescue procedures, traffic patterns, weather, water etiquette, CoxBox© use, as well as lots of information for the more experienced coxswain.

© Foundation for Rowing Education 2007