April 19, 2005

Crews' Coxswains Crucial to Success

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An integral part of every crew, which many people forget to remember, is the coxswain — the small, loud individual seated in the stern of the boat, facing the rest of the crew. At first glance it may seem that the job of a coxswain is not that difficult compared to that of a rower, but this is a common misconception. A coxswain is the eyes of every crew, knowing where they are in relation to their competitors at every moment in the race.