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.

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.

Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell win 470 sailing silver - Australia claimed their third gold of the regatta to ensure they will finish the Olympic Games as the most successful sailing nation, ending Team GB's 12-year reign in Olympic sailing.

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

Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell win 470 sailing silver - Australia claimed their third gold of the regatta to ensure they will finish the Olympic Games as the most successful sailing nation, ending Team GB's reign in Olympic sailing.

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

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

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

Hannah Mills of Great Britain celebrates #Olympics Olympics

Hannah Mills of Great Britain celebrates Saskia Clark of Great Britain celebrates after finishing second with team mate Hannah Mills and taking the silver medal in the 470 women's Class Sailing on Day

Kate wore her favourite Team GB supporters kit which kept her warm whilst she was out on the water. August 6, 2012

Duchess of Cambridge takes to the water in Weymouth before paying a visit to record-breaking Ben Ainslie and the Team GB sailing team on tenth day of the Games

August 2012 Kate is snapped at the Women's Laser Radials race on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on August

Olympic Sailing Photos - Sailing Photo Galleries | London 2012

View striking Olympic photos of London 2012 and Sailing - see the best athletes medal-winning performances and top Olympic Games moments

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics. The Duchess wears Olympic gear including a red, white and blue windbreaker and red sneakers.

Kate Middleton Photos Photos: Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics. The Duchess wears Olympic gear including a red, white and blue windbreaker and red sneakers.

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

Gold Medal Winner stamp - Sailing: Finn Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy, Ben Ainslie.

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