Sir Ben Ainslie CBE

Quadruple Olympic Gold Medalist

Ben Ainslie is Britain's most successful Olympic sailor of all time. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ben made history securing his fourth consecutive gold medal. In 2012 he launched Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), a new team which has competed and won the 2013 edition of the America's Cup World Series, on board Oracle Team USA.

"My greatest strength is that I never give up" Ben Ainslie CBE"

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  • What it Takes to Become an Olympic Champion
  • Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Achieving Goals


He presents in English.

How he presents

One of Britain's greatest ever Olympians, Ben's vivid presentations provide his audiences with insights into the preparation and efforts that go into being an Olympic Champion.

In Detail

Ben started sailing at the age of 4 and first competed at the age of 10. In 2008 Ben secured an unprecedented fifth world title, at the Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne; he already held the world record for the number of wins in this long established and legendary Olympic class. Beijing 2008 was Ben's fourth Olympics, where he won Gold for a third time. In 2007, the British America's Cup Campaign "Origin" announced Ben as skipper for the 33rd America's Cup challenge in 2009. He has received an Honorary Doctorate in Law, Exeter University and an Honorary Degree in Sport Science, University College of Chichester as well as being awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Years Honours List. In 2013 Ben received a knighthood and has also been nominated as BBC Sports Personality of the year in 2012 and 2008.


A brilliant motivator Ben Ainslie CBE shows audiences exactly what it takes to become an Olympic Champion. He is an experienced motivational and interactive speaker who draws on his successes and hard work for the benefit of many companies. He is Patron of the John Merricks Sailing Trust and the Patron of Sail 4 Cancer.



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