Charlie Pitcher

Charlie’s background lies within professional sailing having competed as a youngster in the America’s Cup and winning the Admiral’s Cup twice thereafter.

Charlie’s sea going focus has shifted towards specialising in Ocean rowing. In 2009, he singlehandedly beat all other solo and pairs boats to win the Atlantic rowing race.

This feat was surpassed in 2013 when he smashed the world record for the fastest un-assisted solo row across the Atlantic by almost 6 days. Both crossings completed in Rannoch designs.

In his spare time Charlie is an avid ultra-runner and sailing coach to his two youngest children.

Charlie built his first dinghy when he was 12 years old, became a master carpenter and joiner and has been building boats continually through out his life. Today, not only does he take on serious rowing campaigns, when on land he is hands on and involved in every single new build and refurbishment project, so when the boat hits the water, Charlie is there with the client going over all the final details.


Phil Morrison

Phil is an internationally acclaimed naval architect and with 50 years’ experience, he is regarded as one of the best in the business. His past projects cover a variety of disciplines from the America’s Cup to world class dinghy designs, and now almost all existing ocean rowing boat designs in the world today are from his drawing board. Since 2007, Phil has worked closely with Rannoch Adventure and ensured new designs will in fact float!


Mike Wood

Mike is Rannoch's Production Manager and has over seen, built, fitted out and refurbished over 40 ocean rowing boats. Prior to being involved in ocean rowing, Mike has been responsible for building and finishing off a number of medal winning boats for the Beijing, Athens, Barcelona and Atlanta Olympics, which have included Shirley Robertson and her teams Gold medal, as well as having all three podium positions at the Beijing Olympics.  

Mike the the man who ensures that our Rannoch boats are 100% safe before leaving the factory, as well as introducing new and innovative ideas to all of our boats.


Angus Collins

Angus is involved with the day to day management and undertaking of projects in hand.

Angus has now successfully gained over 7000m of ocean rowing experience. He first conquered the Indian Ocean in 2014 with the Fast Row West team, where they got the world record for the fastest four man crossing of the Indian Ocean, and the youngest team. In 2015 Angus took on the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge where he beat the race record with team Ocean Reunion.

Other projects have included trekking for 6 months on the Blackcat trail in Papua New Guinea, being part of the 2011 Run to the North, a non stop 350km run through the wilderness in North Scotland, traversing India on a 30mph rickshaw, taking part in the Enduralife Ultra running Series as well as teaching sailing and windsurfing.

Roxy Blogs

Find out what being part of a Roxy Expedition is all about by reading the blogs below And if you're keen to join us on a future expedition, apply for a place now.

With thanks to Range Global Services for supporting our Atlantic Roxy Expeditions

September 4, 2023
Alex Overdijking on behalf of the crew

Atlantic Ocean 2023-24

After 44 days, 4 hours and 17 minutes, our 2023-24 Roxy Atlantic crew has arrived in Antigua to a very warm welcome from family, friends and well wishers. Read the blog of their huge adventure.
August 25, 2023
Nicola Douglas

Isle of Mull Adventure 2023

Our intrepid Roxy Isle of Mull adventurers savoured relentless wind, rain, breathtaking rainbows and sunsets, big swells, porpoises and so much laughter on board. It's what a Roxy Expedition is all about.
August 19, 2023
Nicola Douglas

Bangor to Oban 2023

Our Bangor to Oban crew enjoyed near perfect rowing conditions over 3 days through stunning scenery. Dolphins, bioluminescence and plenty of singing and laughing made for a memorable expedition.
August 14, 2023
Nicola Douglas

Bangor to Bangor 2023

Our Roxy Bangor to Bangor crew enjoyed a stunning row up the Menai Straits, a challenging row along the east Anglesey coast but sadly had to end their expedition early due to medical concerns on board.
August 9, 2023
Nicola Douglas

Cork to Caernarfon 2023

3 days of challenging Roxy ocean rowing across the Irish Sea but they did it and arrived with huge smiles on their faces! Check out the photos and stories of this fantastic short ocean rowing adventure.
November 27, 2022
Neil Lomas on behalf of the crew

Atlantic Ocean 2022-23

Our third Roxy Atlantic Expedition departed from the Canaries in early December 2022. Find out how they fared - from the first time they trained together in Scotland to their arrival in Antigua after 43 days at sea.
August 1, 2022
Nicola Douglas

Isle of Mull (August) 2022

Follow our final Roxy Expedition of summer 2022 around the Isle of Kerrera, up the Sound of Mull and into Loch Sunart and Loch Aline amidst an array of weather conditions.
July 25, 2022
Nicola Douglas

Isle of Mull (July) 2022

Our fourth Roxy expedition this summer follows our crew as they row around the Isle of Mull in an anti clockwise direction from Oban, up the Sound of Mull to Tobermory, and back down the west coast past Ulva, Staffa and Iona.
July 11, 2022
Nicola Douglas

Skye, Lewis & Harris 2022

Roxy continues her Scottish adventures with a five day row from Mallaig up the eastern coast of Skye and then on to the Outer Hebrides, finishing in Stornoway. Check back regularly for updates, photos and videos.
June 27, 2022
Nicola Douglas

Over the Top, Scotland 2022

Departing from Ullapool, this exciting 12 day adventure takes us around Cape Wrath and ‘over the top’ of Scotland towards John O’Groats. Then it’s southbound towards Inverness and the majestic 60 mile Caledonian Canal.
September 7, 2021
David Ferguson on behalf of the crew

Atlantic Ocean 2021-22

Our second Roxy Atlantic Expedition departed from Tenerife on 5th December 2021. Written by David on behalf of the crew, he tells it as it is - from the first meeting in Burnham to their arrival in Antigua. Check back regularly for updates.
August 20, 2021
Nicola Douglas

Isle of Mull 2021

Roxy is back in Scotland for her final expedition this summer, this time circumnavigating the stunning Isle of Mull. There's so much to see around this island, follow our journey.
July 6, 2021
Nicola Douglas

Isles of Skye & Raasay 2021

Follow Roxy's journey as she spends five days island hopping around the beautiful, rugged Isle of Skye. This adventure combines hard rows with wild camping and a distillery visit along the way.
June 14, 2021
Nicola Douglas

Lionheart GB Row 2021

Roxy set off from Essex on June 13th for a six week adventure right around the stunning UK coastline. Follow the adventure via our blog with photos and stories from the Lionheart Great British Row crew.
April 7, 2021
Sophie Hibbin on behalf of the crew

Atlantic Ocean 2021

Read the crew's very own blog as they row their way across the Atlantic. Written by Sophie on behalf of the team, she tells us about the highs and lows of their epic expedition. Check back regularly for updates.