From Zero to Hero - An Ocean Rowing Academy Approach

Whether you're in UK, USA, Europe or Australia, we can put you in touch with the world's best international ocean rowing coaches. These comprise in-house Rannoch coaches as well as independent Rannoch ambassadors. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Rannoch also offers their famous Taster Days and a host of ocean rowing training courses listed below.

All courses can be booked by contacting our office.

Get To Know Your Boat

Whether you're buying a new or approved used ocean rowing boat from Rannoch, we'll show you the ropes. Spend a day with Charlie Pitcher and learn all there is to know about how your boat works and how to maximise her performance on the water. Please contact our office to book your space.


Get a thorough insight into understanding your boat, the sea and the weather. Learn how to be safe at sea and understand how to anticipate what the sea may throw at you next. This course is all about awareness, safety and understanding how to react to the elements out on the open water.

Charlie with the Kung Fu Cha Cha team who he trained for TWAC 2017

Level 1 Ocean Rowing Course

Daytime rowing course on water covering the following:

  • Oar, seat and footplate set up
  • Mooring lines
  • Man overboard drills
  • Life jacket operation
  • Emergency equipment
  • Mooring and leaving berth
  • Basic commands and boat manoeuvring

Please contact our office to book your space.

Level 2 Ocean Rowing Course

Once you have got to grips with the basics of your boat you will want to have some more advanced coaching. We can arrange sessions over one or a number of days to meet your needs including.

  • AIS
  • Night navigation
  • Autohelm
  • Boat packing
  • Boat maintenance
  • Dealing with different weather situations
  • Keeping your kit dry

Please contact our office to book your space.

Boat packing

5 Day Shore Based Ocean Rowing Course

This is a comprehensive shore based course which is mandatory for anyone rowing an ocean. On successful completion, you will be awarded:

  • RYA First Aid Certificate
  • RYA Sea Survival
  • VHF SRC Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate (SRC)
  • RYA Essential Navigation (NAV)

This course can be carried out at any RYA recognised sea school or locally here in Essex by Aurora Sea School. Please contact our office to book your space.

Navigation training
Sea survival

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