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Prime Minister David Cameron was on Portland today and was given a tour of the marina.
He met with four-times gold medal winner Ben Ainslie, who has become the most successful Olympic sailor of all time.
There have been queues at Post Offices in Cornwall as people rushed to buy a special stamp, produced to commemorate the Olympic Gold medal won at the weekend by sailor Ben Ainslie.
Across the county, people marked his historic achievement, and the post box near where he used to live in Rustronget has been painted gold.
Watch Steve Hardy's report below:
After his performance in the waters off Weymouth yesterday afternoon, Ben Ainslie, the Finn Class sailor from Cornwall, is now the fourth most successful British athlete of all time.
As he won his forth straight gold medal and sailed into history with a nailbiting fight to the finish, the crowd in Weymouth was alive.
A post box near where Ben Ainslie grew up has been painted gold.
Stamps marking his achievement have also gone on sale today. The post box is on the wall of the Pandora Inn at Restronguet near Falmouth. The sailor secured a fourth successive gold medal yesterday.
Cornwall's Ben Ainslie became the most successful sailor in Olympic history after today securing a fourth successive gold medal.
The 35-year-old from Falmouth replaced Denmark's legendary Paul Elvstrom as the Games' most decorated sailor after triumphing on home waters in front of thousands of supporters in Weymouth.
Ainslie faced fierce resistance throughout the week from Elvstrom's countryman Jonas Hogh-Christensen, although he managed to finish ahead of the Dane in this afternoon's medal race to increase his Olympic haul to four golds and a silver.