Row The World with Rannoch!

Lionheart Round Britain Row

Circumnavigating Great Britain
Departure Dates
July / August 2021
35 - 40 days
Nature of trip
A great opportunity to see our wonderful British coastline
1=Hard • 2=Challenging • 3=Fiendish

A Great Scottish Odyssey

Island hopping around the Western Isles of Scotland
Departure Dates
August 2021
5 days
Nature of trip
Ideal for those who want a taste of ocean rowing
1=Hard • 2=Challenging • 3=Fiendish
We are extremely proud to be launching Roxy, the RX80 - our new flagship boat which has been specifically designed to take 12 rowers right around the world!

We currently have several Roxy expeditions planned over the next 3 years which are all listed on the left hand side of this page.

These expeditions will all be professionally organised and professionally skippered by Rannoch ocean rowers.

This is your chance to participate in this growing adventure sport without the hassle of securing your own funding or pulling together a full team.

No previous rowing experience is necessary but you need to be a team player and have the right attitude and commitment.

Places will be offered via a selection process - please see full details below.

What's included in the price?

  • A place on Rannoch's 12 person RX80 professionally skippered ocean rowing boat
  • A comprehensive on water training programme
  • All mandatory RYA certified shore based courses
  • Advice on media and sponsorship campaigns
  • All food and cooking equipment during the expedition
  • All on board safety equipment
  • Limited use of the satellite phone during the expedition
  • First Aid kits and general medical supplies
  • A post expedition social / dinner

Please note the following are NOT included in the price:

  • Travel, accommodation and meals during training
  • Travel to and from the start and finish of the expedition
  • Accommodation and meals onshore before and after the expedition
  • Personal effects (clothes, sleeping bags, additional snacks etc.)
  • Personal insurance


Once selected for an expedition, a 20% deposit is required immediately to secure your place.

A further 40% of the cost is due 12 weeks prior to departure.

The remaining 40% is due 6 weeks prior to departure.

If for any reason, after being accepted, you are unable to participate in an expedition, the monies paid are non refundable unless your place on the boat can be filled by another rower. We will always endeavour to fill a space but this cannot be guaranteed, especially at short notice.

Please note that all expedition Guideline Costs will be confirmed 6 months prior to departure.

All expeditions must have a minimum of 6 participants to go ahead.


Each ocean expedition requires your commitment to an extensive training programme in Burnham on Crouch, Essex. This will comprise:

  • A social event to introduce the rowers to each other
  • A 1 day session in a Rannoch Explorer
  • 1 day training on Roxy (2 x 4 hour sessions with lunch ashore in between)
  • A 12 hour row in Roxy
  • A 36 hour row in Roxy (over a weekend)
  • 5 days of RYA approved on shore, classroom courses

All participants are required to attend the full training programme which could take place on weekdays or weekends. If you live abroad, we will do our best to schedule the training to avoid multiple journeys although a minimum of 3 trips to Burnham over 6 months should be expected.

In addition, you will be required to undertake a general fitness programme for the 6 months lead up to your expedition: Charlie's recommendation is:
“I suggest any rowing training programme in the 6 months lead up to an ocean crossing incorporates some erg work and some dynamic exercise, ideally cycling but swimming, aerobics, yoga are all good too.  2 sessions per day would be ideal – 45 mins in the morning, an hour in the evening.  A combination of high intensity exercise with prolonged endurance exercise is recommended.  I suggest rowers build their own programme bearing the above in mind and subject to their current level of fitness. I strongly advise rowers use a qualified personal trainer for any more specific advice.”

Selection Process

Places on all of our expeditions will be offered via a selection process. We need to be sure that anyone who joins us on Roxy is a team player and has the physical and mental strength that it takes to undertake these challenging rows.

Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place, we will  be holding 1:1 Zoom calls with those who have expressed interest in any of our expeditions.

Register Your Interest

To register your interest in any of our expeditions and to participate in our selection process, please send an email to containing:

  • your full name, phone number, where you come from
  • 100 words about yourself
  • details of which expedition(s) you are interested in

This is how dreams become reality - get in touch now!


Boat Specifications

Please click HERE to see the full boat specification.

Please note that Roxy is a rowing boat, not a sculling boat. She has 8 rowing positions and 8 berths and can carry a maximum of 12 people.

Roxy Construction

Roxy is currently being built and will be ready in Summer 2020.

Below are a series of photos as we follow her construction over the coming weeks.

Roxy has been designed by Naval Architect, Phil Morrison

Roxy's hull being laid up

Roxy's hull is 11.8m long

Gary & Charlie unpacking Roxy's emergency auxiliary power unit

Want to know more?