COXSWAIN | TRAVEL & SPORTS PERSONALITY
WHITNEY POWELL is an athlete, adventurer, media host and producer, and founder of the 7Seas Rowing Club, based in California. As a coxswain, she has raced in Europe, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and U.S. with world champ and Olympic rowers, (bringing home some gold bling!). Professionally, she specializes in on-camera broadcasting and experiential marketing/media with pro and Olympic athletes, race directors, tourism boards, and tour operators.
There is almost no race and adventure destination off-limits! 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 in many countries.
Currently she is trying to be the first woman on the men's national team as a coxswain, hosting and broadcasting amazing regattas around the world, running a marathon on every continent, and managing 7Seas Rowing Club!
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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.