Ellen Macarthur to greet 21-year-old

A 21-year-old from East Cowes will complete his sail around Britain tomorrow when he returns to his hometown after nearly three months at sea in a 16-foot dinghy.

Ludo Bennett-Jones’s 2,500 mile voyage has so far raised £35,000 for the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust and Sport Relief.

And Dame Ellen (pictured above left with Mr Bennett-Jones), who herself sailed around Britain aged 19, will take Mr Bennett-Jones’ lines and he will then visit the offices of her charity at noon.

Mr Bennett-Jones will be the youngest and fastest to have circumnavigated Britain in a dinghy when he arrives home in his Wayfarer.

More details of his voyage, including pictures and information on how to donate, can be found at www.loveludo.com.

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Photo of Dame Ellen and Mr Bennett-Jones credit: Patrick Eden.