LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 07: Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie poses with his parents Roddy and Sue, and his nephew Oscar Pels aged 8, after receiving his Knighthood at the Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on March 07, 2013 in London, England.
Andrew was such a wonderful husband, father, friend and one of the nicest people you would ever meet
I really love these boats because they are very physical, they're very dynamic, they're fast, exciting and the racing is very close
The Round the Island is slightly different to the original Cup course as its counter clockwise and I will be racing against close to 1,900 other boats but never the less it will still be a fantastic opportunity to Race the new generation of Cup boats on the same waters over 160 years laterMore quotes »
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Olympic torch 'generated millions'
May 2013 Last updated at 12:25 ET Olympic champion Ben Ainslie, who learned to sail in Cornwall, was the first torch bearer at Land's End Hosting the start of the Olympic torch relay last year cost about £120,000, but generated nearly £4m for the local economy, from BBC News Read more »
Round the Island Race : Counting down the days
Ben Ainslie, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Dee Caffari MBE, Helena Lucas MBE, Alex Thomson...certainly many of the most accomplished and recognised names in British, if not global yachting circles, and they're all racing around the Isle of from BYM News Read more »
Andrew Simpson died after being trapped under catamaran when it nosedived during 'normal training manoeuvre'
we will draw conclusions and inform people and discuss with the teams and the event authority what our findings are.' Sir Ben Ainslie has added his voice to the tributes. The four-time Olympic champion is helmsman with defending champions Oracle Team USA and from Daily Mail - UK Read more »
Ainslie pays Simpson tribute
Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie has paid tribute to team-mate Andrew Simpson, who died while training for the America's Cup on Thursday. Simpson died after being trapped under his AC72 catamaran when it nosedived, capsized and broke into pieces in San Francisco from Sky Sports Read more »
Simpson 'an understated sailor'
of inside the British Olympic Sailing team. For years he had lived in the sporting shadows of his great sailing friends Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy. Read: British sailor killed in San Francisco Bay How female sailors take on men Sink or swim for female sailors from CNN Read more »