Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie


  • Event Finn
  • Date of Birth 05/02/1977
  • Born Macclesfield, Cheshire


Ben Ainslie, CBE, won his first Olympic medal at Atlanta 1996, when he became Britain’s youngest ever sailing medallist, aged 19, by claiming silver in the Laser class.

At Sydney 2000 he won his first Olympic gold in the Laser and then moved to the Finn to claim gold at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, becoming Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor in history.

He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009 and, while retiring from Olympic sailing, has since switched his attention to the Americas Cup among other things.

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