It doesn’t matter if you are in high school, college, or coxing for your local club the Guide has something for you. The material covered will prepare you for those first hectic days at the boat house and give you the confidence to take charge when it’s time to hit the water. Cox-Boxes®, riggers, racing starts, power 10’s, and the words “way-enough!” will no longer be part of a alien language. It will all be there for you to learn and use each day. So get ready to jump right in and become the “quarterback” of rowing- the coxswain!

If you are a coach you know how to explain the drive sequence and to teach a crew to blast off the line cleanly at a 40, but do you know the best way to teach your coxswain to take care of these things when you aren’t there? When push comes to shove during the final of your championship race, will your coxswain have the confidence and knowledge to make the right decisions? Let the Guide be your tool for teaching your coxswains and taking any doubt out of the equation. If your coxswains have read the Guide you can rest assured they can get the job done!

Thousands of coxswains and coaches on three continents can’t be wrong! And the best just got better! Head inside now to learn about the newly expanded Second Edition!

Inside you’ll find information on:

  • 112 pages
  • Professionally printed
  • Glossy covers
  • Perfect bound
  • Seasonal Duties
  • Expanded Head Racing
  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Commands
  • Launching and landing
  • Working with the rowers, coach, and other coxswains
  • Practice and racing
  • More b+w photos and illustrations
  • New Advanced tips
  • and much, much, more!

Hi…I wanted to thank you for your response and help with my coxing. As the season approaches its end, I wanted to let you know how much of a help your advice was. The length at the catch that we have now is so much better than it was before and I really used your advice. Thanks again

Having been around coxswains for eighteen years, either as a competitive rower or as a coach, I wish all of my coxwains had used this book as a guide. It is one of the most well organized books with practical application that I have seen. The book is an invaluable tool for all coaches and coxswains at any level of the sport. I have found the appendices to be especially useful and think George has provided the rowing community with a great resource.

At long last, a book for every coxswain from the rank beginner to the top collegiate level. It is clear that George has done it all and is an excellent teacher- a combination not always found. The basics are clear to follow and the material is always engaging. On the upper level, George presents various situations to think about and some very valuable, sound advice. This is a MUST book for every coach and coxswain!

Received the books. . . I look forward to using your book with all of our coxswains this fall!

The Down and Dirty Guide To Coxing is one of the best tools that I have seen for young coxswains. We have made it standard issue to the coxswains on our team.