Sir Ben Ainslie CBE

The most successful Olympic sailor ever

What can you say about Sir Ben Ainslie CBE that doesn’t involve hyperbole? Put simply, he is a four times Olympic gold medallist, 11 times world champion, nine times European champion, one time America’s Cup winner and highly popular Olympic speaker.

Indeed, Sir Ben – he was knighted in 2013 – is recognised around the world as the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. ‘Unprecedented’ is the word that comes to mind when reporting that Ainslie managed to win consecutive gold medals at four Olympic Games between 2000 in Sydney and 2012 in London.

The medals drawer of Sir Ben is dominated by the colour gold – only five of his 17 medals are silver (one from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games) or bronze (four won between 1996 and 2009). Whether sailing in a Laser Class boat or a Finn dinghy – which requires him to put on 15kg in body weight – the Olympic speaker excels on the water like no other of his contemporaries.

Obviously Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor in history, the Olympic speaker set up his own Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) company in 2014. A year later it was rebranded as Land Rover BAR and came to incorporate some of Britain’s brightest specialists in design, building and sailing.

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