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.

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 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.

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

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

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, August 6, 2012.

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, August 6, 2012.

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell of Great Britain have a good day, finishing third and second in the ninth and tenth races in the Men's 470 Sailing  /Photo/sport/General/01/38/09/271luke-patience-and-stuart-bithell-great-britain-compete-the-men-470-sailing-13809271380927  Related tags

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell of Great Britain have a good day, finishing third and second in the ninth and tenth races in the Men's 470 Sailing /Photo/sport/General/01/38/09/271luke-patience-and-stuart-bithell-great-britain-compete-the-men-470-sailing-13809271380927 Related tags

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, August 6, 2012.

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, August 6, 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.

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, August 6, 2012.

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, August 6, 2012.

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