Coxswains

Coxswains serve a critical role in a sweeps boat, ensuring safety by steering. They create a competitive edge by coordinating the power and rhythm of the rowers and delivers information, motivation, and encouragement to the crew.

Covid-19 Update: For the safety of our community in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, CRI will only be offering sculling programming in single-person shells until future notice. For more information, see our Adult Recreational Sculling page. 

If you are a coxswain looking for ways to stay involved with the sport, or if you have suggestions on how we can continue to help our coxswains learn and grow until we can be back in coxed boats, we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your questions or suggestions.

 

Do you have experience as a coxswain, or have you always wanted to learn?

We would love to hear from you to help you find the right fit with one of our sweeps programs. Our competitive and recreational programs are always looking for steersmen/women who have the skills and motivation to pilot CRI crews on the Charles River.

Please reach out to contact one of our Friendly Persons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and they’ll steer you in the right direction based on your interests and experience. But watch out—coxswains are traditionally thrown into the water after a regatta win!