Sunday, January 26, 2014

Around Britain in a Wayfarer - Ludo Bennett-Jones

In 2010 I sailed my Seawych ‘Ladybird’ along the South Coast of England, and at Salcombe I met Simon Renton who was trying to sail his Wayfarer single-handed around Britain. (See 1st link below) I knew he would be up against it, because the weather was unsettled and there was a succession of depressions. Nevertheless before being forced to give up, he raised over £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Last year Ludo Bennett-Jones completed a circumnavigation around Britain in a Wayfarer.  Unlike Simon, Ludo had the companionship of volunteers to help share the load. With the aim of raising £100,000 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Sport Relief, he sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight, on 28th April, 2013, and after a 76 day epic adventure he returned there on 12th July to a rapturous reception, and to be greeted by Ellen MacArthur. The 2,500 mile marathon was rewarded by generous donations to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.


‘Ladybird’s’ 2010 Cruise Photo Selection – Part 2

Simon Renton

Simon Renton – Just Giving

Ludo’s Sailing Challenge Round the Coast of Great Britain

Dinghy Sailor completes 76-day Circumnavigation of Britain


The Best Bits so far

An Article by Angus who crewed for Ludo from North Devon to Wales

Round Britain in a Wayfarer

Love Ludo at Twitter

Ludo Bennett-Jones – around Britain in a 16ft dinghy

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

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