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.
The following are also included in ocean crossing expeditions:
Once selected for an expedition, a deposit is required to secure your place.
Payment schedules for each expedition are set out in the respective information PDFs.
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. This will comprise some on water training on Roxy and all necessary on shore, classroom courses. 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 one trip to UK 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.”
Shorter UK and European Expeditions
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.