COXSWAIN | TRAVEL & SPORTS HOST/PRODUCER
WHITNEY POWELL is an athlete, adventurer, media producer, and founder of the 7Seas Rowing Club based in California. She specializes in work with pro and Olympic athletes, race directors, tourism boards, and tour operators. With a very valuable network and extensive experience in front of and behind the camera, you can count on getting a spark-plug of a personality with loads of original ideas, expertise in travel and sports, transparency and honesty, and true passion for making you look badass... all in a 5'2" package in (very likely) spandex!
There is almost no adventure off-limits and she has ridden camels in Morocco, run a half marathon in Antarctica, been scuba diving with sharks in Hawaii, scaled the Alps and Pyranees, explored ruins in Ireland and sailed from Barbados to Grenada, been on Safari in Botswana and explored southern Africa, done three full Ironman triathlons and runs marathons all over the world, and has coxed men's crew teams for over 12 years now.
Currently she is trying to be the first woman on the men's national team as a coxswain, training and mentoring newer coxswains, completing a marathon on every continent, and building up the 7Seas Rowing Club!
Let's address the elephant in the room:
In a rowing crew, the coxswain /ˈkɒksən/ KOK-sən (or simply the 'cox', or 'coxie') is the member who sits in the stern (except in bowloaders) facing the bow. The coxswain is responsible for steering the boat, coordinating the power and rhythm of the rowers, and is responsible for implementing the training regimen or race plan.