Sailing Adventures on Jack

We are excited to announce a new range of sailing experiences now available for 2021 on our support yacht, 'Jack of Burnham'.

This is your opportunity to enjoy star gazing on a clear night, an early morning cold water dip to waken your senses, a diverse array of marine wildlife, experience night time navigation, and of course savour some stunning coastlines.  

Whether you're an accomplished sailor, first-time novice or an ocean rower looking to gain experience out on the open water, we’ll make sure you have the opportunity to learn and experience as much about sailing and life out on the open water as you wish during your time on board. Not only will you have a chance to steer, navigate, pull and tie ropes but you’ll also enjoy fresh, bracing sea air, time away from the daily routine and the opportunity to drink in the scenery and wildlife our coasts have to offer.

We’re offering a variety of sailing adventures - see full details below. Let Rannoch Adventure give you a real taste of adventure under sail while you learn the ropes and experience the thrills of being out at sea.

Jack of Burnham is our 53 foot fully skippered sailing boat with a very spacious outside deck, a good sized living area, 3 bathrooms and a good sized kitchen. Jack can cater for up to 12 people for a day sail or up to 8 for overnight adventures.  

All our adventures are led by a fully qualified Yachtmaster skipper so you don’t need sailing experience to partake in these adventures. We’ll give you a wonderful taste of sailing in an informal but safe environment.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

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One Day Sea Experience

A one day, fun and informal sail from Rannoch’s home, Burnham on Crouch out into the open seas off Essex. This is the perfect introduction to sailing and to life out at sea and ideal for anyone looking to row an ocean in the future.

You'll gain a real insight into how wind, current and tides affect boat performance. You can try your hand at navigation and listen and learn about VHF radio.

En route, you’ll enjoy the company of seals, porpoises and avocet and get up close and personal with the Essex windfarms. Whether you sail towards Kent or Suffolk all depends on the conditions prevailing on the day.

£100 per person

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Overnight Sea Experience

An overnight sea experience ideal for anyone preparing for a major ocean rowing expedition. This will give you a real insight into what it's like being out at sea at night time with only a few twinkling lights to guide you.

We'll leave in the early afternoon, sail out into the Thames Estuary and North Sea, adapt quickly to the crew shift routine and undertake navigation exercises in the dark. You'll also gain a real insight into how wind, current and tides affect boat performance and can listen and learn about VHF radio.

The following morning, we'll head back to Burnham and enjoy a full English breakfast and debrief once back in the marina.

£150 per person

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Berths in Burnham

For rowers coming to Burnham to undertake training or visit our workshop, we can provide self catering accommodation on Jack for up to 7 people in 4 cabins (two twin, one double, one single).

There are 3 bathrooms on board and guests may use the kitchen facilities to prepare meals. Guests must provide their own sleeping bags, pillow cases and towels and are respectfully asked to leave their cabins and the kitchen clean and tidy on departure.

Jack is moored at the Burnham Yacht Harbour and parking is available.

£25 per night per person

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Lionheart Great British Sail

This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in our Lionheart Great British Sail and raise awareness of our wonderful British coastline.

Whether you’re looking for a one or seven week adventure, we’ll give you a sailing experience like no other. This expedition is ideal for anyone wanting to mix a short or long sail with exploring hidden gems along our coastline.

This adventure will be running in parallel with our Lionheart Great British Row and Scottish Odyssey adventures and each leg will start and finish at the same locations as the row.

June / July 2021, £750 per leg

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Skippered Charter

Create your very own open water sailing experience with a group of friends or your rowing team mates on the East Coast of Britain on  dates to suit you.

Jack can be chartered for any length of time with a fully-qualified skipper in charge of the boat whilst you do as much or as little sailing as you wish.  

We’ll use all our experience to help you plan your adventure so you and your friends get the most out of it. You’ll visit the locations of your choice in a time frame that suits your group.

Just let us know when and where you'd like to go and we'll get planning.

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Atlantic & La Gomera

What better way to prepare for your own Atlantic rowing adventure than by seeing and learning how it's done before you go? This adventure is perfect for any future Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowers.

This expedition will comprise two legs:
Leg 1 from UK to the north west tip of Spain
Leg 2 from Spain to the Canaries

Each leg will take approximately one week and you'll learn about life on the ocean, have a chance to surf the big Atlantic waves, find out how your body handles seasickness, get a taste of expedition food and experience being out on deck under the stars for the night shifts.

For those on Leg 2, you'll finish your adventure in La Gomera, home of the TWAC start where you'll have the opportunity to meet with other rowers, check out the boats, and watch the rowers leave on their own adventure across the Atlantic.

October / November 2021, £1,050 per person

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