Ben Ainslie is to sail in the Etchells Australian Championships with Bertrand and Palfrey

Britain’s triple Olympic gold and silver medallist, and this year’s ISAF World Sailor of the Year, will be in Adelaide next month to compete at the Etchells Australian Championships.

Ben – who won Gold in the Laser class in 2000, the Finn class in 2004 and 2008, and five World Titles – has also been announced as skipper of the British America’s Cup campaign ‘Origin’ for the 33 America’s Cup challenge.

Ben will be part of a ‘dream team’ that includes John Bertrand (former skipper of Australia II) and Andrew Palfrey (2008 Olympian with Iain Murray in the Star class).

Initial information of the competition can be found at .