Coxing takes all the commitment and performance of competitive sport, but leaves out the sport part. Arguably the most important person in the boat, the cox is responsible for steering the boat and motivating their crew to not give up, push through and win their race. In training, coxes often act as the second coach on the river: by having complete view of the rowers and their blade work they can often provide real time commentary on technique and improvements. Given the crowded nature of the Isis river at Oxford the cox is also responsible for the safe navigation of the crew around a myriad of crashes and manoeuvring crews - a task so difficult that coxes have to obtain a special coxing licence to do this job! But during Torpids and Summer VIIIs, one focuses on trying to catch and collide with the boat in front, often leading to quite exciting if not dangerous racing. All in all, coxing is something to consider no matter your size or weight!