Triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie CBE has entered the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2012 on Britannia’s brand new Beneteau First 40 Winston.
As it commences an eighth year as Race Title Sponsor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management confirms that Ben, whom the company also Title sponsors, has indeed entered this year’s Race and, furthermore, it’s the only time when he will be competing outside of the Finn class before the Olympics. In this most historic of sporting years for Great Britain and one in which Ben, GB’s most successful Olympic sailor ever, is hoping to make history, he will skipper J.P. Morgan Asset Management Winston (GBR 2806L), a very competitive Beneteau First 40.
Britannia Corporate Events is a proud sponsor of the race and is also the official charter and hospitality partner of the race.
Simon Boulding of Britannia commented on the news:
“This exciting news follows just days after our appointment as the exclusive and official provider of hospitality services at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012, where Ben will also be competing. We wish Ben the best of luck for these events and the rest of his 2012 campaign.”