The Olympic sailor revealed his plans to wed his fiancé earlier this week

Sir Ben Ainslie has

revealed he plans to marry his fiancée and TV presenter Georgie Thompson this


The couple, who got

engaged in October, have been dating for almost two years.

Writing in the Daily

Telegraph about his achievements this year, Ainslie said: “What a 12 months it

has been. To top it all off I got engaged to Georgie a couple of months ago and

we will be getting married over the festive period. 

“Truly, this has been

a remarkable year.”

The sailor, who recently

suffered from man flu during the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, hopes he

won’t be “sneezing and sniffing” his way down the aisle.

Speaking about his

professional achievements, Ainslie added: “I was not sure that much could top

the experience of the Americas Cup last autumn but the thrill of setting up a

new team
, virtually from scratch, working with such a talented group of people

to reach the position we find ourselves in now, has been incredible. 

“I could not be more

excited about the future of Ben Ainslie Racing heading into 2015.

“We will return with

renewed vigour in the New Year. I’ve just got a small date to keep first. And yes,

there may be a boat involved on the honeymoon!”

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