Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Ben Ainslie World Sailor of the Year... for the forth time!

All at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack would like to congratulate Ben Ainslie, from Hampshire, as he has been awarded the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for a record fourth time.

The 35-year-old Finn sailor scooped the award at a glittering ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland, with China’s Laser Radial sailor Lijia Xu named as the female world sailor of the year after clinching a gold medal at this summer’s Olympic Games.

“Winning the World Sailor of the Year award is a huge honour, especially for everyone who has helped me,” said Ainslie. “There is a huge team in the background from family, friends, coaches and sponsors who helped make it happen. It is a huge honour to be part of such a group of exceptional sailors who were put forward for this award.”

Team GBR sailor Helena Lucas was also in the running last night for the female award after etching her name in British Paralympic sailing history by becoming the nation’s first gold medallist at London 2012.