Guy Rigby 2

Guy Rigby 2

Rowed the Atlantic for The Entrepreneur Ship

In this ‘behind the challenge’ interview, Guy  

  • Describes his training regime in preparation for the race, how he and his crewmate structured their rowing schedule, food and water logistics, the emergency procedures they had to be aware of and the tech issues they faced.

  • Explains the challenges of adapting to various weather systems and conditions they encountered, and the impact they had on their progress.

  • Reveals how he and his crewmate overcame disagreements, and the difficulties involved in managing a challenging sleep schedule.

  • Gives an impression of the scale of the challenge, some of the reasons why other crews took part in the race, and how Guy and his crewmate gained sponsorship.

  • Talks about the charity, UnLtd, which they are raising money for. It’s not too late to donate!

  • Shares the low point of the race, and the absolute best moment of the experience.

  • Discusses some of the physical problems he’s faced since being back on land, and his ambitions for the future


Guy Rigby 2Rowed the Atlantic for The Entrepreneur Ship
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0:00 | Alan introduces the show by talking briefly about his history in business. He continues by describing the format and purpose of the show.

1:13 | Alan invites listeners to get in touch with questions and comments, and gives contact details.

1:33 | Alan welcomes Guy Rigby back to the show, asking Guy to remind listeners of the details of his adventure across the Atlantic ocean.

5:03 | Guy explains how the rowing schedule between him and his crew mate was structured, and describes the various weather conditions they encountered. He tells Alan about the impact that these conditions had on their progress.

7:54 | Guy talks about how he overcame disagreements with his crew mate. He continues by talking about the difficulties involved in managing a challenging sleep schedule.

10:38 | Guy describes the size and layout of the boat.

11:46 | Guy explains the necessary process to upright the boat in situations where the boat rolls over.

13:48 | Guy returns to the subject of weather systems and conditions.

15:19 | Guy gives an impression of the scale of the challenge, and tells Alan about some of the reasons why other crews take part in the race. He reveals how much he and his crewmate raised for charity, and how they gathered sponsorship. Alan and Guy go on to discuss stretch goals.

20:39 | Guy explains the function of the charity, Unlimited, that they are raising money for.

22:13 | Guy shares his and his crew mate's experience and history of rowing. He goes on to discuss the training regime that they followed in preparation for the race.

26:26 | Guy talks about some of the sea life they saw during the challenge. He goes on to give insights into the logistics of food and water management.

30:36 | Guy explains the reasons behind problems with their GPS system, and how they prepared for these issues.

32:16 | Guy tells Alan about the options for rescue in the case of emergency in an unsupported race such as this one.

35:04 | Guy describes the process they followed in order to avoid colliding with other vessels.
36:20 | Guy discusses the low point of the race, followed by the best moment - the reception at the end of the race.

39:32 | Guy talks about some of the physical problems they faced once back on land.

42:00 | Alan asks Guy to share his ambitions for the future.

43:28 | Alan thanks Guy for being on the show, and asks Guy to share details of how listeners can make a donation.

45:00 | Reflections section. Alan links Guy’s experience of rowing across the Atlantic with business lessons, beginning with the importance of clear goals.

46:12 | Alan reflects on the value of having a purpose for a business that extends beyond making money.

47:00 | Alan discusses the importance of resources, and how to deal with things outside of our control in business.

48:48 | Alan considers how to perceive successes and failures, and the potential impacts of re-framing situations through positive interventions.

50:34 | To conclude the reflections section, Alan focuses on the importance of having goals after exiting a business.  

51:38 | Alan wraps up the show, reminding listeners how they can get in touch.