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Great Britain Olympic Sailing Team

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.

Bryony Shaw (R) of Great Britain competes in the RS:X women's Sailing on Day 5 at Weymouth & Portland.

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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.

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

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

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark's long wait for dinghy sailing gold ends

#Rio2016 ~ Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have finally clinched gold in the women’s 470 sailing class. The pair, who only needed to cross the finish line to guarantee gold, were forced to wait for their coronation after the final regatta was postponed on Wednesday due to a lack of wind. Mills and Clark’s gold is Team GB’s 21st of the Rio Olympic Games and follows Giles Scott’s triumph in the Finn sailing class. More to follow...

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Nick Dempsey of Great Britain is carried onshore on his windsurf board by Team GB team mates after winning the silver medal in the RS:X Men's Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 7, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Getty Images)The Day's Best | 08.07.12 - Nation/World - NewsObserver.com

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Luke Patience of Great Britain heads for the water in celebration after winning silver in the men's 470 Sailing on Day 14, along with team mate Stuart Bithell (not pictured)

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