- Best Olympic sailor of all time, having competed and medalled at five Olympic games
- Joined ORACLE TEAM USA for their defense of the 34th Cup, and led the American team to victory against Emirates Team New Zealand
- First Briton to be part of a winning Cup team in 110 years
Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, he has competed and medalled at five Olympic games. At his first ever Olympic Games, aged 19, he won an Olympic silver medal and went on to establish himself as the world’s best by winning consecutive gold medals at the next four Olympic Games. Fresh from his London 2012 success, Ben turned his focus to the next challenge, competing with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) on the 2012/13 America’s Cup World Series. In the summer of 2013, he went on to join ORACLE TEAM USA on-board for their defence of the 34th Cup, helping the American team win the event, 9-8, against Emirates Team New Zealand.
Ben was an instrumental part in one of the greatest comebacks sport has ever seen, becoming the first Briton, for 110 years, to be part of a winning Cup team.
Ben is now the Team Principal and Skipper of Britain’s America’s Cup team. The team won the 2015/16 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, racing in identical 45-foot foiling catamarans and in 2017 he led his first British Challenger to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.
Ben will to lead INEOS TEAM UK’s challenge to compete and win the 36th America’s Cup.