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Ben Ainslie explains SailGP step down

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PlanetSail’s Matt Sheahan talks to Sir Ben Ainslie about his recent decision to step down from helming the British SailGP F50 foiling catamaran.

Despite a couple of wins last year in SailGP Season 4, the Emirates Great Britain squad has not managed to keep that momentum going. Meanwhile, over at Ainslie’s British America’s Cup campaign the team there has under-performed in the two preliminary events in Spain and Saudi Arabia.

So, what specifically has driven Ainslie to step down? Is it time to re-focus?

We find out as Ainslie explains the thinking behind this move along with the strategy of the team going forward.