Great Britain's Olympic sailing champion champion Ben Ainslie (R) and fellow teammates acknowledge the applause on Weymouth beach as the sailing venue celebrates the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on July 27. (AFP Photo/William West)

Great Britain's Olympic sailing champion champion Ben Ainslie (R) and fellow teammates acknowledge the applause on Weymouth beach as the sailing venue celebrates the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on July 27. (AFP Photo/William West)

bornthiisway:Land’s End, Cornwall, England  enchantedengland: On Saturday in Land’s End, Cornwall (the extreme southwesterly point of Britain)

bornthiisway:Land’s End, Cornwall, England enchantedengland: On Saturday in Land’s End, Cornwall (the extreme southwesterly point of Britain)

Ben Ainslie of Great Britain prepares to compete in the Finn class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Qingdao, China.

Ben Ainslie of Great Britain prepares to compete in the Finn class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Qingdao, China.

British sailors Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain practice at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

World awaits as China prepares to raise the curtain on the Beijing Olympics

British sailors Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain practice at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain in the men's 49er Sailing    Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain compete in the men's 49er Sailing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth and Portland venue.  /Photo/sport/General/01/31/19/891stevie-morrison-and-ben-rhodes-great-britain-the-men-49er-sailing1311989    Related tags  Highlights from Day 3 of the Olympic Games - London 2012 Olympics

Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain in the men's 49er Sailing Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain compete in the men's 49er Sailing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth and Portland venue. /Photo/sport/General/01/31/19/891stevie-morrison-and-ben-rhodes-great-britain-the-men-49er-sailing1311989 Related tags Highlights from Day 3 of the Olympic Games - London 2012 Olympics

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Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 19: Paul Goodison of Great Britain celebrates overall victory in the Laser class event following the medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 19: Paul Goodison of Great Britain celebrates overall victory in the Laser class event following the medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Great Britain Olympic stamps -  Ben Ainslie - Sailing  Finn - Men's Deavyweight Dinghy

Great Britain Olympic stamps - Ben Ainslie - Sailing Finn - Men's Deavyweight Dinghy

Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

Day Three - WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson of Great Britain compete in the Men's Star Sailing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 30, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)   # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Day Three - WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson of Great Britain compete in the Men's Star Sailing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 30, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Luke Patience, left, and Stuart Bithell of Great Britain compete in the men's 470 sailing event in Weymouth, England.

Luke Patience, left, and Stuart Bithell of Great Britain compete in the men's 470 sailing event in Weymouth, England.

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