NAME: Charles Benedict Ainslie, CBE
AGE: 35 (born 5 February 1977)
ABOUT: born in Macclesfield, Ben Ainslie is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor ever, a three-times Olympic gold medalist and silver medalist, who started sailing at the tender age of eight and was first competing by the time he was ten. In 1989 in his first international competition – the 'Optimist World Championships' in Japan he was placed 37th. Ben learned to sail near Falmouth in Cornwall, he comes from a sailing family, his father Roddy Ainslie captained the boat that took part in the first Whitbread Round The World Race in 1973.