Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ben Ainslie

The hero is not fed on sweets,
Daily his own heart he eats;
Chambers of the great are jails,
And head-winds right for royal sails.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Anonymous said...

He could be the Steve Redgrave of sailing. It's great for the sport and great for blighty!

Tillerman said...

Exactly. I've been following his career for years but then I'm just a crazy Laser sailor. Is his name well know to the general non-sailing public in the UK I wonder?

Anonymous said...

I don't think he's as well known as Ms McArthur, which is certainly a crime as he's arguably the best sailor of the present generation!

I think his record in the Finn is even more impressive with the consecutive gold cup wins and the gold cup and olympic gold in the same year....

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