Row The World with Rannoch!

A Great Scottish Odyssey

Island hopping around the Western Isles of Scotland from Largs
Departure Dates
10 - 14 August 2020
15 - 19 August 2020
5 days
Nature of trip
Two 5 day recces putting Roxy thought her paces
1=Hard • 2=Challenging • 3=Fiendish
Expedition Information
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 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

* No on water coaching or RYA courses are included in the Great Scottish Odyssey expedition.

Please note the following are NOT included in the price:

  • 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.

Selection Process

Places on all of our expeditions will be offered via a selection process (rather than on a first come first served basis). 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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be holding 1:1 Zoom calls in early June with those who have expressed interest in the Atlantic & Caribbean expeditions.

We hope to be able to organise training days later in the year, and Selection Days for those interested in the 2022 expeditions.  

What now?

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
  • 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 for her first voyage in August 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?