Do you like a challenge? Do you like to work as part of a team? And have you got that special ability to motivate people? Coxing provides a great opportunity to get involved in rowing and develop the skills you have. It is also a great way to get to know people and join in the fun social side of the sport.

Coxes assist coaches by translating instructions into practical calls for the crew. You work as a team to achieve goals and reach milestones – either in training sessions or races, both on and off the water. As the voice of authority in the boat the cox is a key figure in every rowing session.

Steering a rowing boat is surprisingly easy, but much like driving takes a little practice. Our squads are always on the lookout for people interested in coxing, whether experienced or a complete novice, as long as you are willing and able to learn.

Please contact the club for more information or to let us know you’d like to get involved!


Anyone who rows will tell you that a coach is worth their weight in gold to a crew. A good coach can see potential in any crew and can help them realise that potential.

BARC has a core of lead coaches but there is always room for more and we welcome people with any level of experience and plenty of enthusiasm. Your coaching can be as involved as you are able to commit to. Crews need training plans, advice about technique, as well as motivation and team building ahead of competition. They also need someone to coach them from the bank and provide valuable feedback.

Coaching gives you the chance to develop yourself as well as developing the rowers with whom you are working, and ultimately the greatest satisfaction is helping them achieve their goals.

It is possible to complete official coaching qualifications and the club is happy to support and mentor people who wish to follow this path. Please contact the club for more information.