Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

London 2012 Olympics: Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell win 470 sailing silver

Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell win Olympic 470 sailing silver

London 2012 Olympics: Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell win 470 sailing silver

Ben Ainslie is on course to challenge for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal after being named in the Great Britain sailing team for London 2012.

London 2012: Ben Ainslie in Great Britain squad

Ben Ainslie is on course to challenge for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal after being named in the Great Britain sailing team for London 2012.

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Finn class gold medal winner Ben Ainslie of Great Britain on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Finn class gold medal winner Ben Ainslie of Great Britain on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

Great Britain Olympic stamps -  Ben Ainslie - Sailing  Finn - Men's Deavyweight Dinghy

Great Britain Olympic stamps - Ben Ainslie - Sailing Finn - Men's Deavyweight Dinghy

Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates a provisional gold after the Final Open Laser Sailing at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates a provisional gold after the Final Open Laser Sailing at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

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