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 – 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