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