Entrepreneurship is an epic adventure - long, difficult but infinitely rewarding. Proper preparation is essential but responding to new challenges with speed and agility is every bit as important.
Guy Rigby and his rowing partner David Murray successfully completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge arriving on the 3 Feb 2022, a few weeks ahead of schedule.
On 12 December 2021 Guy and David set out from La Gomera in Spain's Canary Islands, rowing an epic 3,000 miles (about the width of the United States) unaided across the Atlantic Ocean before arriving in Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua. Having completed the challenge, they have broken the world record as the oldest pair to ever row any ocean!
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is known as ‘the world’s toughest row’ and for good reason, it is a feat of physical and mental endurance. Guy and David stuck to a non-stop 24/7 rowing schedule, sharing shifts of two hours on, two hours off over the last 53 days.
Their trip has a second, but equally important, purpose - to promote social mobility and levelling-up by raising £1m for UnLtd, a charity that finds, funds and supports the next generation of social entrepreneurs – people who develop businesses that help change the world for the better.
There is still time to show your support and donate to UnLtd should you wish to do so: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/the-entrepreneur-ship
We send our congratulations to Guy and David, who we hope are enjoying a well-earned break in sunny Antigua.
The story behind the challenge
The Entrepreneur Ship Race Hub
The Entrepreneur Ship race hub tells the story of Guy and David’s row across the Atlantic. From spotting dolphins on Christmas Day, rowing through torrential rain, overcoming illness and missing home to becoming the oldest pair to ever row any ocean.
UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs
Guy and David’s vision is to raise £1m for UnLtd to support social entrepreneurs who bring positive change to communities challenged by lack of opportunity and discrimination.
Launching a business always requires a certain appetite for adventure. In this issue of Enterprise, we focus on those entrepreneurs that have embarked on extraordinary journeys, engaged in extreme sports or built businesses with adventure at their core. Their stories are both astonishing and inspiring, testing the limits of human endeavour.