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 Blog

Find out direct from our rowers what it's like being part of a Roxy Expedition. From dreaming of rowing an ocean to applying for a place to starting the training to packing their bags and getting underway. Read these inspiring stories and follow their journeys as many of them go from total novice with a big dream to an ocean rower within a few months.

April 7, 2021
Sophie Hibbin on behalf of the Crew

Our Journey Across The Atlantic

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.
March 21, 2021
Sophie Hibbin

Action packed training week before we set off ...

What a week - Navigation, First Aid, Radio, Sea Survival, unpacking and repacking the boat. Now they sit there on the final day before departure - all that’s left to do is row across the ocean!
March 16, 2021
Rupert Fenby

Getting to the start line is the hardest part!

Getting to the start line of any expedition is often the hardest part, but throw in a pandemic and Brexit, and it's even more challenging than ever. Thanks to a big team effort, the crew are there.
March 11, 2021
Ciara Burns

Little Lady One Man Big Ocean - Rowing the Atlantic

The dream started when she read an inspirational book as a schoolgirl and that dream is about to become reality. Will Ciara become the first Austrian woman to row across the Atlantic?
March 1, 2021
Nicola Douglas

Unfinished business with the Atlantic Ocean

Find out what's driven Ted, adventurer and opera singer, to want to row across the Atlantic for the second time after his first attempt ended is disaster.
February 3, 2021
Rupert Fenby, pictured on the left

Student dreams of rowing with his brothers

Gap year student, Rupert, tells us why he had nothing to lose by applying to row the Atlantic and how his dream is to cross the ocean with his younger brothers
February 3, 2021
Louise Brown

Grandmother who still feels like a kid at heart

Find out what drove Louise, a grandmother of 3, to sign up to row the Atlantic with Rannoch Adventure and how she can't wait to get to the start line.