As a coxswain (a.k.a. coxie) you are in control of the boat both on and off the water. You are responsible for your own safety, the safety of your crew and of other water users and the equipment, much of which is extremely expensive to repair or replace. Therefore you need to be aware of what is going on around you at all times.
Within the boundaries of safety and working as a team with the rest of the club, your job is to make sure that your crew get the most out of every outing, and win races. To do this you need to encourage your crew and when necessary push them to the limits of their concentration and physical endurance; coxing can be seen as a psychological sport.
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