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!”