Ex-mayor’s memories of sailing star Ben Ainslie

AWARD Peter Edgar presents Ben Ainslie with a Gosport crest in 1998
AWARD Peter Edgar presents Ben Ainslie with a Gosport crest in 1998
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A FORMER Mayor of Gosport has paid tribute to Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie – who used to train in Stokes Bay.

In 1998, Cllr Peter Edgar presented the young sportsman with a Borough Crest for his sailing efforts.

Cllr Edgar said: ‘Ben at 20 was a fairly quiet person, but someone who was very thorough in his preparation and already had great determination and will to win.’