The crewmember who steers the boat, usually from a seat in the stern, but also in modern pairs and fours and some eights, while lying down in the bow. Pronounced cox'n. (In the East, sometimes "coxie.")
steers the shell, usually from a seat in the stern, though in some pairs, fours and eights, the coxswain's space is located in the bow-deck of the shell so that the coxswain actually slides his/her legs into the bow-deck of the shell. These "bow-coxed" or "bow-loader" arrangements are created to better distribute the weight in the boat, maximizing speed.
The person who steers the shell and urges the rowers on during practices and in a race. A knowledgeable coxswain can also serve as a coach for the rowers and can be the difference between winning and losing a race.
Member of the crew who sits stationary at the stern of the boat facing forward. The coxswain may lie in the front of the boat. The coxswainâ€™s main job is to steer the shell. Selected for their small size and savvy, he or she also calls the race strategy, helps the coach and motivates the crew. Men must weigh 50 kg (110 lbs.) or more, and women 45 kg (99 lbs.) or more.
Member of the crew who sits on stationary seat at stern, facing forward. Primarily charged with steering; often calls beat and aids in carrying out strategy of race by gauging positions of competing crews; usually selected for size (120 pounds or less) and poise under pressure.
the person who directs the boat, either sitting in the stern or reclining in the bow. Coxswains are typically small and light but must meet a minimum weight. They act as the on-the-water coach and steer person (has no oar).
The coxswain (pronounced cox-É™n; often called the cox or Coxs'n) is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. The etymology of the word gives us a literal meaning of "boat servant" since it comes from cock, a cockboat or other small vessel kept aboard a ship, and swain, which can be rendered as boy, servant or attendant.