Ainslie is America's Cup tactician

Ben Ainslie Credit: Meridian

Ahead of races 6 & 7 in the 2013 America's Cup series, it has been confirmed Ben Ainslie will sail as tactician to Oracle Team USA. The team trail by four points to minus one to Emirates Team New Zealand in the first-to-nine-wins series.

Gold medalist Ainslie, from Lymington, has been helming Team Oracle's second boat all summer, and has now been drafted into help salvage their competition.