Brit Nets Sailor of the Year Award

On December 11, 2008 by

Ben Ainslie has won the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award for a record third time. The Englishman is widely regarded as one of the greatest sailors that Britain has ever produced, having won three Olympic gold medals and several international championships.

Fellow British sailor, Shirley Robertson, has praised Ben for being a fierce competitor on the water and for remaining modest despite numerous awards: