CLOSE

Charlie Pitcher

Charlie’s background lies within professional sailing having competed as a youngster in the America’s Cup and winning the Admiral’s Cup twice thereafter.

Charlie’s sea going focus has shifted towards specialising in Ocean rowing. In 2009, he singlehandedly beat all other solo and pairs boats to win the Atlantic rowing race.

This feat was surpassed in 2013 when he broke the world record for the fastest un-assisted solo row across the Atlantic by almost 6 days. Both crossings completed in Rannoch designs.

In his spare time Charlie is an avid ultra-runner and sailing coach to a number of local sailing clubs.

Charlie built his first dinghy when he was 12 years old, became a master carpenter and joiner and has been building boats continually through out his life. Today, not only does he take on serious rowing campaigns, and is also involved in every single new build and refurbishment project.

CLOSE

Phil Morrison

Phil is an internationally acclaimed naval architect. With 50 years’ experience, he is regarded as one of the best in the business.

His past projects cover a variety of disciplines from the America’s Cup to world class dinghy designs. Now almost all existing ocean rowing boat designs in the world today are from his drawing board.

Since 2007, Phil has worked closely with Rannoch Adventure and ensures all new designs are the safest and fastest on the water.

If Phil is not drawing radical designs in his office, you'll find him at 5,000 feet in the air in his glider.

CLOSE

Mike Wood

Mike has over seen, built, fitted out and refurbished over 50 ocean rowing boats.

Prior to being involved in ocean rowing, Mike has been responsible for building and finishing off a number of medal winning boats for the Beijing, Athens, Barcelona and Atlanta Olympics. These included Shirley Robertson and her teams Gold medal, as well as having all three podium positions at the Beijing Olympics.  

Mike the the man who ensures that our boats are 100% safe before leaving the workshop, as well as introducing new and innovative ideas to all of our boats.

Mike has managed to combine two of the most time consuming hobbies. If he is not playing with boats, he'll be busy looking after his horses.

CLOSE

Angus Collins

Having rowed over 10,000 miles over 3 ocean and around Great Britain, Angus has gained a number of world records and a host of knowledge within the industry.

He first conquered the Indian Ocean in 2014 with the Fast Row West team, where they broke the world record for the fastest four man crossing of the Indian Ocean, and the youngest team. In 2015 Angus took on the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge where he beat the race record with team Ocean Reunion. Then in 2016 he returned and broke his own record by 3 days.

When not rowing oceans, he still loves any kind of adventure. Angus has trekked the Blackcat trail in Papua New Guinea, traversed India on a rickshaw, took part in the Enduralife Ultra running Series and the Run to the North, a non stop 350km run through the wilderness in North Scotland.

CLOSE

Lizzie Brown

Lizzie Brown keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes at Rannoch HQ. No stranger to the water, Lizzie has been sailing all her life.

As well as having many hours of offshore and dinghy racing under her belt, Lizzie was an RNLI helmsman for over 15 years.

She is also the mother of a record-holding Atlantic rower!

Although not a rower herself, Lizzie remains very active in the sailing world, often seen racing her Laser Radial at events around the UK. Lizzie has years of coaching experience, sharing her passion of the water with many of the youngsters in the town with the aim of creating “sailors for life”. She runs"safety" at club and national level for dinghy sailing, and is always happy to share her experiences on this.

CLOSE

Laura Try

Laura joined us to row around Great Britain in 2017. Since then then her love for adventure and social media skills has welcomed her to the Rannoch Adventure team.

She is now training to row across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge with her team Row For The Ocean.

Her passion for adventure started in her thirties with running and adventure races. Since then she loves getting involved with anything that involves the outdoors and activities that push her outside her comfort zone.

About

About Rannoch Adventure

Rannoch Adventure evolved organically from Founder Charlie Picther’s passion for sea going adventure and the desire to excel in all aspects of ocean rowing. The sport has become hugely popular in recent years and continues to grow with events taking place worldwide. Upon completing the 2009 Trans-Atlantic Race, Charlie’s first boat JJ beat the entire fleet and then went on to set the solo world record the following year. Rannoch’s second boat, Soma then smashed this record again soon after.

Providing these high quality and innovative boats to the ocean and recreational rowing communities have been driven by Rannoch’s proven track record. We also deliver various forms of training and expert advice.

Rannoch Adventure is based in Burnham on Crouch which is in close proximity to international air and shipping ports.

It is primarily an ocean rowing company for rowers and we pride ourselves in being the only rowing business out there that is run by rowers and short-handed sailors.

At Rannoch, we have the ability to put our entire focus on just the one sport. Being based in Burnham on Crouch means access to the water 24/7 for training, we are on the doorstep to RYA recognized sailing schools for required courses and have all year round storage cover.

Furthermore, almost all of the trade that is involved within the building of Rannoch boat’s is local to Burnham itself.

The Rannoch Team

Charlie Pitcher - Rannoch Adventure

Charlie Pitcher

Founder and Director

Angus Collins - Rannoch Adventure

Angus Collins

Project Manager

Mike Wood - Rannoch Adventure

Mike Wood

Production Manager

Lizzie Brown - Rannoch Adventure

Lizzie Brown

Office Manager

Phil Morrison - Rannoch Adventure

Phil Morrison

Naval Architect

Euan Seel - Rannoch Adventure

Euan Seel

Bespoke Building Consultant

Matt Lingley - Rannoch Adventure

Matt Lingley

Structural Consultant

Matt Lingley - Rannoch Adventure

Tim Tavinor

Production Manager

Phil Morrison - Rannoch Adventure

Laura Try

Social Media Manager

Phil Morrison - Rannoch Adventure

Gary Scroggs

Electrical Engineer

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
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, 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
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
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

Want to know more?

CONTACT US