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The man who masterminded one of the greatest sporting comebacks in history, Sir Ben Ainslie has been telling us that he hopes Great Britain will put together a team to compete in the next Americas Cup.
Sir Ben, who learnt to sail near Falmouth, has been speaking to our reporter Francesca Carpenter about his next challenges.
Sir Ben Ainslie has been congratulated for his part in one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time.
The Olympic hero was drafted in as tactician by the USA Team in the Americas Cup.
He then helped take them from a position no-one thought they could recover from, to victory in a thrilling finale.
Has the time come for a British Americas Cup team - something Sir Ben Ainslie thinks should happen.
The West Country has a strong sailing heritage, and proof of that could be seen in Falmouth on Thursday where an event formerly known as the 'Little Americas Cup' took place.
David Cameron has used Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup heroics as an excuse to shoehorn in one of his favourite soundbites, tweeting about the sailor's triumph in "the global race":
America's Cup hero Ben Ainslie said it was "about time" Britain made a mark in the competition after helping US team Oracle to a famous victory against New Zealand.
"I'd love to build a British team for the future. We have the talent, it's just about bringing it together and putting a team out that can be successful," the four-time Olympic champion told ITV News.
The US sailing team Oracle are celebrating a famous win in the America's Cup, after they came back from 8-1 down to win 9-8 against New Zealand team Emirates.
Great Britain's four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie played a key role in turning the event around after being called up from the warm-up crew.
Drafted in as tactician in place of John Kostecki, he was one of the catalysts as Oracle produced the most incredible comeback in America's Cup history.
Only last Wednesday the team were 8-1 down to Emirates Team New Zealand, who needed just one race win to secure the trophy.
However, San Francisco Bay witnessed an incredible comeback as defender Oracle won eight consecutive races on match point to close out the series.