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Hastings lifeboat rescue charity sailor in record attempt
8:53am Tuesday 10th July 2012 in News
A lifeboat crew came to the rescue of a stricken sailing team and then helped them on their way to completing a fundraising voyage around Britain.
Hastings RNLI inshore lifeboat launched came to the rescue of an 16ft Wayfarer dinghy with a broken rudder three nautical miles south-east of the lifeboat station. The dinghy was being sailed around the coastline of Britain by Ludo Bennett-Jones to raise money for Sport Relief and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
Mr Bennett-Jones is bidding to become the youngest person to sail a dinghy two-handed around the coast and in the shortest time.
A replacement rudder arrived from Portsmouth the following morning and the lifeboat crew again assisted in re-launching the dinghy which is expected to complete its journey on Thursday.
The rescue was carried out on Saturday but details have only come to light today.
To track details of the final leg of the journey visit www.loveludo.com.