We’re hugely excited to be supporting Duncan Roy and Gus Barton in their imminent Lionheart Round Britain Row. The pair will be setting off from Burnham this Sunday to row unsupported around mainland Britain under the #lionheartroundbritainrow banner.
The Lionheart Round Britain Row started in 2017 when a Rannoch team rowed around the coast of Britain in an R45 called Lionheart. Duncan and Gus will be flying the Lionheart flag this year in R25 “Lily”- kindly lent to them by The Seablings. Next year, Rannoch’s very own Roxy RX80 will be following in their footsteps (places available for anyone who is interested, see our Roxy website page!)
Lionheart Round Britain Row is an initiative set up by our very own Charlie Pitcher to raise awareness of the natural beauty of our coastline and to promote organisations, clubs and institutions who work tirelessly to keep our coasts clean and available for recreational purposes. The preservation of coastal wildlife is also a large part of the project.
Duncan and Gus, our Lionheart 2020 ambassadors, were due to be rowing across the Pacific Ocean with Latitude 35 as part of the Great Pacific Race this summer. Disappointingly, due to COVID-19, they have had to postpone their row until next year.
With Rannoch’s full support, the guys have worked tirelessly to pull together this row at such short notice so that their hard work training and preparing do not go to waste. They have chosen to raise money for two brilliant causes - NHS Charities Together and Sport in Mind
Keep an eye on www.rowingroy.com for updates of how to track them during their journey and donate to their chosen charities.
We wish Duncan and Gus all the best for their row and look forward to sharing their blogs and photos of our stunning coastline with you over the next few weeks.