Four-time Olympic gold medal winner Ben Ainslie, who grew up in Cornwall, has announced his retirement from Olympic sailing.
Ben Ainslie and Helena Lucas have nominated as Sailor of the Year
Ben Ainslie will carry the flag in tonight's closing ceremony. The 35yr old from Falmouth is the most decorated Olympian sailor.
The boat used by Cornish sailor Ben Ainslie to win his fourth Olympic gold medal has gone on display at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
Ben and 'Rita' have captured gold at Athens, Beijing and Weymouth. The museum is only a few miles from where Ben learned to sail.
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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.
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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.
The Prince of Wales has been visiting the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy ahead of the Olympics. He met Ben Ainslie and other sailors from the Team GB Olympic and Paralympic squad.