Coxswain Clinic

It is strongly recommended that coxswains familiarize themselves with the course and the Regatta Rules

Please note, due to safety considerations, the HOCR will not run a River Tour on the Friday of HOCR Weekend. New Coxswains and scullers are urged to attend to the Clinics or review the Coxswain Video featured below.

Learn to strategically approach the obstacles and real race scenarios of the Head Of The Charles® Regatta course in the 17th annual “How to Cox the Perfect Head Race” clinic, presented by Yaz Farooq, World & NCAA Champion and 8-time U.S. National Team cox John Lambert, chief of the Rules and Appeals Committee.

The clinic will include video examples shot from the coxswain’s seat in head racing scenarios, and maps explaining challenging scenarios on the HOCR racecourse. Coxswains, coaches, and rowers steering blind boats are encouraged to attend. Clinic will start on time and will last approximately 90 minutes.



Community Rowing, Inc.
20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135


Friday, October 19, 2018 – 12:30pm – 1pm


Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 7:30am – 9am


Cost: $15

Head Of The Charles Coxswain Video


For more detailed clinic info and directions go to

For additional steering advice, also read Steering the Charles