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All our Roxy expeditions will all be professionally organised and professionally skippered by Rannoch ocean rowers. No previous rowing experience is necessary but you need to be a team player and have the right attitude and commitment.

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

Apply for a Place

To apply for a place on any of our expeditions and to participate in our selection process, please send an email to nicola@rannochadventure.com containing:

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

The 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.

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.

What's included in the price?

  • A place on Rannoch's 12 person RX80 professionally skippered ocean rowing boat
  • A comprehensive training programme suitable for the trip being undertaken
  • 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, during or after the expedition
  • Personal effects (clothes, sleeping bags, additional snacks etc.)
  • Personal insurance

Payment

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 8 participants to go ahead.

Training

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

  • 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 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 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.”

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 Lydden, Roxy Crew, Atlantic Ocean 2021

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