Sailing: America's Cup 'king' Ainslie sets sights on British challenge
LONDON (REUTERS) - Ben Ainslie, hailed as Britain's most celebrated sailor since Admiral Lord Nelson after helping Oracle Team USA to America's Cup victory, wants to win the "Auld Mug" for his countrymen next time around.
"Now this America's Cup is over, things will develop pretty quickly for the next Cup and we have to wait and see where and when that will be and in what type of boat," he told Sky Sports News on Thursday.
"But absolutely, a British team is something that is very viable and if we got the right people together we could ultimately be successful," added the most decorated Olympic sailor.
Ainslie, who has four Olympic gold medals and a silver and was knighted for his services to the sport, is the first British sailor to add success in the America's Cup to an Olympic title.