In parts one and two I went over the basic gear that novice coxswains should have on the boat with them as well as what I carry with me in my backpack. Today post is going to go over some of the miscellaneous stuff that you might not ordinarily think of. I mentioned a few of these here and there but it nice to have them all in one place. Feel free to leave any miscellaneous items you think of down below in the comments.
Extra nuts, bolts, and spacers You should carry enough nuts and bolts for at least two full riggers, in addition to at least one set of wing nuts for the foot stretchers. Extra spacers are handy because whenever someone tries to adjust their rigger height, inevitably the spacer will pop off, land in the water, and be gone forever.
A watch If your cox box dies (which it shouldn since you should be charging it every night after practice) having a watch will allow you to still time yourself during pieces. If you brave enough (and your coach(es) allow you) to take your phone out with you, you can use the stopwatch function if you don have a regular watch. I also recommend downloading Rowing SPM to use in case you can get the stroke rate off your cox box.
Rubber bands If you cox guys, ignore this. If you cox girls, you understand.
A whistle One time at Syracuse there was a coxswain that got lost for two hours on the river because of really dense fog. She took the wrong fork in the river and couldn find her way back, so the coaches had to go out and look for her. Having a whistle on hand is great in situations like this because even though people can see you, they can hear you. It can also be beneficial for getting your coach attention if you out while the weather is inclement or if you have a rower suffer an injury or illness while you practicing.
Epi pens, inhalers, and other medications I be completely honest with you, if you, as a coxswain, have not already asked each and every one of your rowers about any allergies, breathing problems, etc. they may have that require medication, I think you being irresponsible. This should be one of the FIRST things you ask them and you should be HOUNDING them to bring you an extra inhaler or epi pen for you to have on you just in case. You cannot predict when the situation will arise that they will need their medication. Even if they say they haven used it in months, it DOESN matter. Better safe than sorry.
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