Ben Ainslie is crowned Sailor of the Year

Ben Ainslie was chosen to carry the Union flag at the closing ceremony Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The yachtsman Ben Ainslie has been crowned Sailor of the Year for a fourth time. The 35 year old, who learnt to sail near Falmouth, won the International Sailing Federation title after becoming the world's most successful Olympic sailor by winning his fourth gold medal at London 2012.