Hats off to Charlie and the entire Rannoch team! Years of experience and expertise in rowing oceans, utter professionalism, warmth of welcome, sheer friendliness and bags of infectious enthusiasm - and the technically innovative design of Roxy combine to produce a superlative rowing adventure that is simply in a class of its own. Ocean rowing is made accessible!
Roger Grimshaw, Great Scottish Odyssey 2021
For me, without Roxy, this year would have been extremely bleak. The whole experience, starting from seeing this unbelievably exciting advertisement on Facebook, going through the nerve wracking interview, the thrill of being selected, meeting the absolutely amazing team members- and the very best part so far was undoubtedly our first weekend rowing Roxy. The camaraderie and sheer joy we all experienced is making this journey so exceptional. Thank you Team Rannoch!
Louise Brown, Roxy Crew, Atlantic Ocean 2021
To apply for a place on any of our expeditions and to participate in our selection process, please complete the Roxy application form from the link below.
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.
Once we have received your application, we will schedule a 1:1 Zoom call to meet you in person. The timing of this call will depend on which trip you have applied for. You will be told within a few days of the call whether you have been accepted onto a particular trip.
Please note the following are NOT included in the price:
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.
All expeditions must have a minimum of 8 participants to go ahead.
Each ocean expedition requires your commitment to an extensive training programme in Burnham on Crouch, Essex. This will comprise:
All ocean crossing 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 2 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.”
Training requirements are less for the shorter trips and may vary according to rowing experience - full details are available on the information PDFs for each expedition.
"Nicola, Charlie and all the Rannoch team have clearly worked really hard to get the first team together for the inaugural Roxy expedition - what an amazing group of people. And then came Roxy herself - wow, what a boat! She is an absolute joy to row. We all feel so excited to be taking on the Atlantic in 2021 with her. The Rannoch team have been been so supportive, making us feel a true part of her journey. What an absolute pleasure it is to be part of this experience."
Simon Lyddon, Roxy Crew, Atlantic Ocean 2021