Coxswain's Corner

How to Keep Warm and Dry While Coxing

January 01, 2010

“Dry” and “bowloader” are not words often seen in the same sentence. (What is this thing you call ‘dry’, and where can I get some?) But, we’ll try to help you out on the warmth part. When you are lying on the bottom of the hull, the water rushing past conducts an amazing amount of heat from your body. In early spring, the cooling effect is even greater because the water tends to be colder than the air, unlike in autumn when the water often is warmer.