Wow Ellida!!! The Rannoch built vessel. She is a Legend! Our confidence in her and hers in us has grown ten fold. She is a work horse, a machine and lifesaver. She might be small and have to put up with 5 hefty rogues but she does it gracefully! Her only weak link is us unruly bunch. She keeps fighting our corner and does what is asked of her. I will hold a special place in my heart for her. Period!
Jason Fox, Atlantic Rower 2016 – Team Essence
I understood we set the new pair’s speed world record for this crossing and naturally were the fastest pair in the race. As you might know, we had to start 9 days after the Great Pacific Race start and one can only speculate whether we would have beaten EVERYONE (4 person crews included) had we started together and with the same weather conditions. We did post the three fastest day distances by anyone and if you calculate speed per distance traveled; we beat all the four person crews too. Thank you and big cheers to the boat that served us so well!
Sami Inkinen – “Roosevelt” 2014 Great Pacific Race Pairs Winner
Charlie, I cannot thank you enough for everything this week. Jack had an amazing time experiencing ocean rowing and getting insights and advice from a true expert. He loved getting time on the water and experiencing a true night out on his own. Thanks for all of your advice and encouragement. It was a great week and we loved Burnham and the Oyster Smack. Looking forward to working with you and Team Rannoch in the future!
Meg Luby, Ocean Rowing Training Week July 2014
The man behind Rannoch Adventure and the man who brought Locura to life. His timeless energy, jumping into RIBs at 0500 in the morning to come and check on us during training and always being at the end of a phone during this crossing. Thank you is by no means enough, we simply would not be where we are without him!
Tom Salt & Mike Burton, “Locura” 2013 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Race Winner
“Rannoch are the only company I have come across to offer solutions on all elements of preparation for an ocean row. They picked us up well in to our campaign and helped us make practically essential alterations to our Ocean Rowing Boat as well as gave us practical advice, help in our training and scrutinizing our preparations at our departure port. They were extremely professional and also loyal supporters. I would strongly recommend someone considering an ocean row should talk to them.”
Harry Martin-Dreyer, Atlantic Rower 2013/14
“For his inspirational and selfless contribution to charity, Charlie was awarded the Mountbatten Sword by the Royal Marines. He exemplifies the best of the best – he will help you achieve to the extraordinary.”
Major General Andy Salmon CMG OBE, former Commandant General Royal Marines and President of The C Group
‘Charlie Pitcher came highly recommended by a number of crews in the 2011 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race. It was therefore an easy decision to base our preparations for the 2013 race with Rannoch in Burnham on Crouch. Charlie has been a great source of information and has been incredibly reliable whenever we have needed his services. Given the great effort it takes to put an ocean rowing campaign together, it is of huge comfort to know we have Charlie on hand to lend advice and fix any issues we may have with our boat.’
Dan Howie, 2013/14 Atlantic Rowing Race Crew – Blue Steel
I have known Charlie Pitcher now over the last few years and found him to be a straight guy. In 2012 I purchased a Rannoch Pairs boat with a carbon fibre/nomex construction which was very fast and showed a fantastic level of craftsmanship. During my campaign, I received a lot of support and a great delivery to La Gomera. I recommend you to deal with Charlie Pitcher for any new boat you may need.
Ole Elmer, Double Atlantic Rower and Supervisor of Atlantic Campaigns
‘Success is not a chance event. In addition to hard work it takes a great leader with vision, determination and a passion for detail and excellence. I have been fortunate enough to work with Charlie Pitcher who exemplifies the essence of great leadership which is reflected in the work of Rannoch’
Professor Greg Whyte, Olympian and World Renowned Sports Scientist, PhD DSc FACSM FBASES