Below you will find links to some of my favorite rowing sites, rowing people, and companies. These are businesses and people who strive to make our sport better by moving it forward in an innovative and positive way. Learn from them, buy from them, and enjoy!
My “Go To” Crew
The people and organizations listed below have been friends, influences, mentors, and all around great support as I’ve developed The Cox Guide as well as my own coaching. Please take the time to get to know them.
- Rowing magazine- At the very heart of things, these guys (Chip Davis and Ed Winchester) love rowing, and put out the finest publication in our community. They took a chance on me, and I am proud to be part of their family of writers.
- Mike Davenport and his Nuts and Bolts Guide to Rigging was the model for the Cox Guide. Mike is a teacher first and foremost and his insights into coaching are second to none.
- The Joy of Sculling created and hosted by veteran coach James “Jimmy” Joy is more than a venue for lectures, but a coming together for coaches who want to go beyond the obvious mechanics of the sport. If you want to be a truly rounded coach this is the event not to miss.
- Row2k.com by Ed Hewitt is the original and the best source for rowing news, features, and results. If it’s happening in our sport you can be assured Ed is covering it. It’s my daily cup-of-coffee read.
- JL Racing Owner Joline Esparza took a chance on a young author (me) when he was getting started for which I will always be grateful. They make the finest racing gear on the market, hands down.
- Two Tigers Consulting Owned and directed by coach Sandra Chu, of William Smith College, TTC offers personal and team tools for personal and interpersonal understanding and growth. If you want to a be a better coach, athlete, or person their insights can make the difference.
- Vespoli USA (Not only do they make great boats, but Mike Vespoli, Dave Trond, and the people at Vespoli were instrumental in getting my book on the market, and continue to support my efforts.)
Coxswain Specific Camps and Recruiting
These camps, from my experience, offer coxswains more for their money than simply steering a shell while rowers get feedback. Camps change, so don’t take this as the definitive guide, simply a starting point.
- Sparks Consulting offers some of the best coxing camps and college recruiting advice out there.
Coaching and Coxing Education
- Institute for Rowing Leadership (at CRI in Boston) A program whose time has come and none too soon. Great educational opportunities for coaches.
- 9th SeatÂ Olympic Coxswain Mary Whipple’s site, and contributor to the On The Water audio CD)
Boat Manufacturers (8’s and 4+’s)
Coxswain andÂ Coaching Tools