Ben Ainslie, off the shoreline at Weymouth, competes on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics
Team GB said: "Ben Ainslie got his bid for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal underway on the opening day of the Olympic regatta at Weymouth and Portland on Sunday. Ainslie, 35, recorded two second places in both of his Finn class races today.
A Gold medal at London2012 will see Ainslie tie with Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom’s Olympic record of four golds, which has stood since the 1960 Olympics in Rome. “Compared with my last Olympics it's nice to get two solid starts,” said Ainslie after his second race.