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PlanetSail's Matt Sheahan questions Ben Ainslie on his decision to step down from SailGP sailing

by PlanetSail 10 Jan 12:13 PST
Ben Ainslie racing for Emirates GBR in Dubai © Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team

Sir Ben Ainslie explains why he has stepped down from driving his team's SailGP F50 foiling cat.

Despite a couple of wins last year in SailGP Season 4, Emirates Great Britain has not managed to continue this momentum. Meanwhile, in Ainslie's America's Cup campaign the team has delivered some poor performances in the two America's Cup preliminary events. So, what has driven Ainslie to step down?

Is it time to re-focus? PlanetSail's Matt Sheahan finds out the answers to these questions and several others, including the role of sailing superstar Hannah Mills, as Ainslie explains the thinking behind this move along with the strategy of the team going forward.

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