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Olympic hero Ainslie visits Island

Three-time Olympic gold medal winning sailor Ben Ainslie visits the Isle of Man today.

He's the guest speaker at a fund-raising dinner for the Isle of Man Children's Centre at the Hilton Hotel this evening.

Proceeds from the event will go towards their Mobex Project - a mobile scheme to help youngsters develop skills outside using arts, music and education.

As well as his Olympic exploits, which also includes a silver in Atlanta 1996, Ainslie has won nine World and European Championships.

He is currently the World Sailor of the Year, a title he has held twice before in 1998 and 2002.

Ben Ainslie is currently skipper of Team Origin - Great Britain's bid to compete in the America's Cup.



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