Ben Ainslie…

Hasn’t had much luck lately. The Olympic sailor was disqualified from the World Championship Race in Perth just before Christmas resulting in him dropping from 1st to 11th place ending his hopes of becoming Finn World Champion for the sixth time.

His disqualification has caused a little controversy; Yachting Monthly had an online poll asking should Ainslie have been disqualified, 77% said no, with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston asking ‘What were the organisers doing letting media boats on the course and being able to get in the way of competitors?’

Lets hope the RYA decide not to take any further action… would be a great shame to see the media get in the way of more world class sailing for the sake of few photos!