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Ludos Sailing Challenge Round the Coast of Great Britain

by Sue Hardwick 23 Mar 2012 16:41 GMT
Ludo sailing in the Solent practicing for his fund raising challenge © Paul Wyeth /

Ludo, a 21 year old, sailing fanatic, adventurer and fundraiser is being sponsored by BT in his challenge to circumnavigate the coastline of the UK. Starting on 28th April, Ludo will be sailing around the complete UK coastline in a two handed 16 foot Wayfarer dinghy. His aim, whilst also breaking two world records if he succeeds in his attempt, is to raise over £100,000 for Sport Relief and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, charities supported by BT.

Ludo is no stranger to sporting adventures having participated in the 2011 London Marathon and driven to Mongolia in a Peugeot 106 as a part of the 2010 Mongol Rally, raising over £4000 collectively for charity along the way.

An accomplished sailor with the determination and skills required to succeed in this 2500 mile marathon. In addition to BT, Ludo has a number of supporting sponsors assisting with his incredible voyage including Gill sailing clothing and the website designers Digital Annexe.

The challenge website will be up and running soon giving an overview of the task at hand and will be regularly updated during the voyage. There is also a Love Ludo Twitter site where Ludo will be tweeting about all his preparations leading up to the big day, as well as tweeting during the challenge too!

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