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Sailing star celebrates as he becomes first time father

Congratulations of a different kind are in order for Cornwall sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie - as he became a father for the first time.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist took to his Twitter to repost a picture of his wife and their new daughter Bellatrix.

In the picture Ben, and hife wife Georgie, poked fun at the British America's Cup hashtag, #BringtheCupHome - changing cup to baby.

The next leg of the cup takes place on July 23.

Sir Ben Ainslie plans to bring America's Cup to Britain

Sir Ben Ainslie plans to bring America's Cup to Britain Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

Sir Ben Ainslie has announced his plans to bring the America's Cup trophy to Britain.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist, who grew up in Cornwall, helped Team Oracle USA to victory last year. He is now building a British team but admits he is uncertain whether he will be in the crew for the competition in 2017.


Sir Ben Ainslie opens sailing foundation in memory of team-mate

Sir Ben Ainslie, who trained in Cornwall has been raising money for a sailing school in Bermuda in the name of his late-team mate Andrew Bart Simpson. Simpson died earlier this year in San Francisco after being trapped under his catarman when it capsized and broke into pieces.

After helping the USA team win the America Cup in a huge turnaround Ben Ainslie and Ian Percy have been setting up a sailing foundation for young people in memory of Simpson.


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PM congratulates Ainslie on winning 'global race'

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":

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Ainslie's US team celebrate America's Cup triumph

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.

The US team, featuring British salior Ben Ainslie, won their second successive America's Cup. Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Oracle won the decider off the coast of San Francisco. Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Lam
The US win will go down as one of the great sporting comebacks. Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Ainslie aims to take British sailing team to America's Cup

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.

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Pictures: Sir Ben Ainslie leads Oracle to historic victory

Sir Ben Ainslie's Oracle team was lagging behind as it approached the finish line. Credit: Reuters
The team hard at work as they overtake their Kiwi rivals. Credit: Reuters
The Oracle overtook the New Zealand team in a dramatic finale. Credit: Reuters
Sir Ben Ainslie led the Oracle to beat Emirates Team New Zealand 9-8. Credit: Reuters
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