Sir Ben Ainslie is the world’s most successful Olympic sailors with four gold and one silver medals to his name. His first two medals were in the Laser class. After winning gold in Sydney he wrote Fernhurst Books’ The Laser Campaign Manual which remains the only how-to book he has written.
After that he won 3 gold medals in the Finn class. He has been World Sailor of the Year four times and won 11 World Championships and 9 European Championships. He was knighted in 2012 and was the winning tactician in the 2013 America’s Cup. He has since set up his own America’s cup team to win back the America’s Cup for Great Britain.