Sir Ben Ainslie awarded freedom of Lymington

Sir Ben Ainslie is the first to be awarded with the honour in the area's history Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive

Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie is being awarded with the Freedom of Lymington and Pennington today.

It's in recognition of his achievements in the sport. The five time Olympic medallist is the first person to be conferred the honour in the area's history.

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