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Sir Ben Ainslie on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘A serene situation suddenly becomes dangerous’

Episode 96 – Sir Ben Ainslie: Gold, Silver and Steel

The most successful sailor in Olympic history on the importance of never giving up.

He might have won multiple Olympic medals, but British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie still gets caught out by the sea. Hear him talk about being rescued by the RNLI, and the necessity of having grit and determination to get through challenging conditions – traits he shares with lifeboat crew.

An RNLI ambassador, Sir Ben also reflects on his lifelong connection to the charity, from being rescued with his family as a child, to the laying of the foundation stone at the RNLI College in 2004 and a memorable visit to Bembridge Lifeboat Station.