The Entrepreneur Ship - Atlantic rowing challenge

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The Entrepreneur Ship - Atlantic rowing challenge

The Entrepreneur Ship - Atlantic rowing challenge


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Fundraising to support social entrepreneurs who bring positive change to communities challenged by lack of opportunity or discrimination.

Double your donation now!

The amount donated so far plus the generous contributions from sponsors takes the total raised to over £500,000 gross. UnLtd’s major donor collective want to help The Entrepreneur Ship get to £750,000 so they have agreed to match every pound you donate from 8th November 2021 onwards (up to a maximum total of £130,000). See full terms and conditions below.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

In December 2021, Guy Rigby and David Murray will set off to row 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in The Caribbean. They hope to arrive in February 2022. If they are successful, as records currently stand, they will be the oldest pair ever to row any ocean.

You can watch this short film to find out more about the challenge.

Meet the Crew

It was the summer of 2019. Guy had just turned 66 and he was ready for a new challenge. With no desire (or capability) to climb a mountain or run multiple marathons, Guy settled on the idea of a water-based activity. Having started rowing at Marlow Rowing Club on the Thames in 2014, rowing seemed like an appropriate choice. Never one to take the easy route, Guy decided that he would commit to rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Finding a partner to match this commitment was not going to be easy, but a chance telephone call with the son of a friend who had recently succumbed to cancer yielded an enthusiastic response. So it was that David, an extreme sports enthusiast, agreed to join the crew and The Entrepreneur Ship was launched!


Guy (right) has built a career around supporting entrepreneurs and wrote the critically acclaimed book From Vision to Exit - The Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business. David (left) has invested in several start-ups and has completed 6 Iron Man events.

The funding project - a launchpad to enable diverse social entrepreneurs who generate sustainable impact 

Having spent most of his life working with and advising entrepreneurs, Guy, with the support of David, decided to use this epic challenge to raise money for UnLtd - the charity that finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneur Ship will work with UnLtd to co-fund a technical assistance package designed to support diverse leaders from start-up to sustainable investment over the next 5 years. It will provide wraparound business support and grant funding. 50% of the social entrepreneurs supported will identify as Black, Asian, from a minority ethnic background, or disabled.

Any and every contribution is greatly appreciated. Your generosity will directly relate to the amount of impact we can generate. It will also help Guy and David get through their gruelling training schedule and more importantly help them, complete there challenge!

Meet some of the young entrepreneurs who UnLtd have been working with to transform public and private spaces. 

Double your donation - terms and conditions 

UnLtd’s major donor collective have agreed to match every pound you donate to The Entrepreneur Ship up to a total of £130,000. Donations are eligible to be matched if: 

  • they are received between 8th November 2021 and 31 March 2022
  • they are paid to The Entrepreneur Ship Crowdfunder page or paid directly to UnLtd
  • we have not exceeded the maximum matched giving total of £130,000

All matching is done separately from Gift Aid claims. We recommend UK taxpayers claim Gift Aid when eligible, however, we cannot match any funding claimed through Gift Aid.

All funds raised from Double your donation will go to UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (registered charity number 1090393) enabling them to help the most marginalised social entrepreneurs to overcome barriers and grow their impact on communities. 

For more information on Double your donation or to donate directly to UnLtd please contact Nick Scott, Head of Business Development & Partnerships on [email protected]

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