Ben Ainslie will compete in the 2012/13 America’s Cup World Series following the completion of his London 2012 Olympic campaign.
This will be the first time that the four time Olympic gold medal winner will compete in the AC45 series but he is by no means a stranger to the America’s Cup arena having spent fourteen months with the ‘One World Challenge’ America’s Cup campaign after the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
After competing in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Ben joined Emirates Team New Zealand and helped to bring the team to victory in the 2007 Americas Cup campaign winning the Louis Vuitton Cup.
Ben also was made skipper of the British Team Origin America’s Cup campaign in 2008-2010, winning the World Match Racing Tour with the team in 2010.
He is the only sailor ever to be crowned ISAF World Sailor of the Year three times (1999, 2002 & 2008) and British Yachtsman of the Year five times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008).
In January 2012 Ben launched Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), a new team that will initially compete in the next edition of the America’s Cup World Series and will join ORACLE Team USA for the defence of the 34th America’s Cup.
Ben Ainslie CBE
10 Times World Champion
Triple Olympic gold and silver medallist
Three time ISAF World Sailor of the Year
2010 World Match Racing Tour Champion