The Entrepreneur Ship - Atlantic rowing challenge

The Entrepreneur Ship - Atlantic rowing challenge

Total raised £360,448

raised so far

+ est. £15260.25 Gift Aid



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 £600,000. 

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

Since the summer of 2019, Guy Rigby & David Murray joined forces to begin training to row the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  

They set off in their 24-foot rowing boat, aptly named The Entrepreneur Ship, from La Gomera on Sunday 12 December 2021. After 53 gruelling days at sea, they arrived safely in Antigua on Thursday 3 February 2022.


With a combined age of 124, this journey makes them world record holders as the oldest pair to ever row any ocean. 

For more information on the crew behind The Entrepreneur Ship, please visit  

Watch their arrival here 

Fundraising for UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs

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. 

They support people from all backgrounds to change our society for the better through sustainable, purposeful business, in local communities and across the UK. To help them succeed UnLtd provide:  

  • grant and investment funding  
  • wraparound business support from our 1-to-1 advisors  
  • access to professional and peer support networks     

In 2019 UnLtd supported 458 social entrepreneurs to reach 333,000 beneficiaries, to which 93% of the ventures achieved growth in either turnover or impact as a result of their support.  

In 2020 UnLtd supported 662 social entrepreneurs and committed to giving 50% of all their grant giving to entrepreneurs who identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background and/or disabled entrepreneurs. 

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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