Guy Rigby before and after the crossing Guy Rigby

Little Marlow's world record breaker! The Successful Atlantic rower talks to Quentin Falk

Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 7:30pm.
Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX

Tickets: £8 Box Office Icon

When Little Marlow’s Guy Rigby, 68, completed the 3,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in February this year, he and his rowing partner, David Murray, a youthful 56, became the oldest pair on planet Earth to row any ocean in their colourful vessel Lily, also known as The Entrepreneur Ship .

Setting off from the Canaries on December 12, 2021, the world record breakers rowed the 3,000 miles–two hours on, two hours off, 24 hours a day-to Antigua in 53 days, three hours and 42 minutes

The icing on the cake has been the more than £750,000 they’ve raised for UnLtd, a foundation that supports social enterprises, aiming to help develop a new generation of social leaders.

A member of Marlow Rowing Club since 2014, Guy, an expert in, and promoter of, entrepreneurship, first hatched his Atlantic dream in 2019 and after persuading the son of a very old, late, friend to join him, this remarkable challenge was joined.

Pic of author Quentin FalkQuentin Falk, a Festival regular, is the author of 11 books including most recently a biography of the great comedy director Charles Crichton whose films ranged from The Lavender Hill Mob to A Fish Called Wanda.