Sir Ben Ainslie
Ben's sailing began at an early age when given a small Optimist sailing dinghy as a gift from his parents. Ben successfully progressed through this very popular youth class and at the age of sixteen moved into the laser, which is the class used for the men's single handed division of the Olympics.
Ben went on to qualify for Great Britain and eventually take silver medal in the 1996 Olympics after a very close battle for Gold. After the Olympics, Ben moved to the top of the Laser fleet winning both the World and European titles in 1998 and 1999. Ben won the Gold Medal in the Laser Class in the Sydney Olympics. He also won the Gold Medal in Athens in the Finn Class in 2004.
Having competed in The America's Cup in 2007 for Emirates Team New Zealand, Ben had 12 months to prepare himself for 2008 Beijing Olympics where he won a third Gold Medal by competing in the Finn Class. Ben is now confirmed as one of our true Olympic heroes.
A truly great speaker, Ben has the unique ability to inspire confidence, courage, and hope in people and learn about goal-setting, leadership, focus, self-motivation and commitment.
Ben Ainslie is one of the UK's best-loved Olympians and is an ideal choice for After Dinner Speaking, Awards Hosting and Personal Appearances. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.