Sir Ben Ainslie stormed across the finish line accompanied by a swarm of RIBs and a photo helicopter, to smash the 12-year-old race record. He finished the race in two hours 52 minutes 15 seconds, carving more than 16 minutes off Francis Joyon's 2001 time.
Sir Ben Ainslie, four times Olympic champion, at the start of the race. He has been paying tribute to fellow sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson who was killed while training for the America's Cup.
Sad to be announcing Olympic retirement but its been a great ride and I have to say a huge thanks to all those who helped make it possible.
Hampshire sailor Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete for a fifth Olympic Gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Ben Ainslie from Lymington has said he wants to focus on the Americas Cup.
Ben Ainslie's Oracle Team USA, the defender of the 34th America's Cup, has capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session. No one on the crew was injured.
Ben Ainslie prepares to carry the Team GB flag at the closing ceremony of London 2012.
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Easiest Knighthood decision all year. Well done Sir Ben Ainslie CBE.
At Dorney Lake, the women's rowing eight - which includes Katie Greves from Henley - finished third in their heat. It means they'll have to qualify for the final with a good performance on Tuesday.