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MODERN ADVENTURERS TALK TO BELSTAFF ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL JOURNEYSPORTRAITS BY RENOWNED BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID BURTON
Sir Ben Ainslie
“Style for me means being dedicated to what you’re doing”
Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. It’s a legacy that started when, aged just 19, Ben won silver at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. It was the first and last time – from then on, it was Olympic gold all the way.
Ben has a lot to be satisfied with outside of his Olympic career too: five world titles, an America’s Cup win with Team USA, and then there’s his knighthood, an honour he describes as, “the proudest moment of my career.”And pride sits right the heart of Ben’s latest adventure, a bid to win the America’s Cup again – but this time for Britain with INEOS Team GB. “The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and something that Britain’s never won,” says Ben with a characteristic sense of purpose. His choice of jacket reflects this, the weatherproof Trialmaster offers both form and function. “Style for me means being dedicated to what you’re doing,” he says. “Wearing Belstaff makes me feel proud.”