Sailor Ludo Bennett-Jones breaks two round Britain records
A sailor has broken two records by becoming the youngest and fastest person to sail a two-handed dinghy around Britain.
Ludo Bennett-Jones, from Oxford, was greeted by Dame Ellen MacArthur on his return to the Isle of Wight earlier.
"She's been an inspiration to me as a sailor and a character," he said. "It was fantastic to be met by my hero."
The 21-year-old has been helped by crew members along the 2,500 mile voyage.
By completing the trip around the coast in 47 sailing days he halved the previous record.'Real hardship'
He said: "It hasn't quite sunk in. An amazing experience and what a journey.
"The rain, wind and weather have been a real hardship but I'm back here so it hasn't beaten me."
On Saturday, Mr Bennett-Jones was rescued two miles out at sea off Hastings after his rudder snapped.
A replacement rudder arrived from Portsmouth on Sunday and the lifeboat crew helped him re-launch his dinghy.
Mr Bennett-Jones set out from Cowes on 28 April. He has been joined on board his 16ft Wayfarer by experienced sailors on various legs of the trip.
As well as trying to break records, the sailor has been raising funds for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Sport Relief.