THE BOAT

WhiteRows is a Rannoch Adventure R25 pure class ocean rowing boat and the latest design in Rannoch’s long history of building world class ocean rowing boats.

She has been modified for a solo set up which basically means a single pair of oars, and an adapted sleeping compartment, allowing separation of the electrics and sleeping area. (On a pairs boat the rowing deck is a lot larger to allow for two sets of oars and this separation is not possible). The upshot is that you can seal off the sleeping matress from the elements, meaning that in theory you can get a dry (ish) sleep.

WhiteRows has been put through her paces through two days of sea trials in Burnham-on-Crouch (see opposite video) with Agus Collins.

And in now berthed in Hartlepool Marina.