Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, has donated three of his gold medal winning Finn sails for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
The Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 sails used in the Briton's successful Olympic campaigns are currently up for sale on eBay for the charity named in the memory of his fellow Olympic champion Andrew Simpson, who died in an accident during a training session for the America's Cup last year.
The London 2012 sail currently stands at £1,120 ($1,800/€1,400), the Beijing 2008 at £390 ($630/€490) and the Athens 2004 at £255 ($412/€322), but with more than five days left on the auction, the items look set to attract many more bids.
All items are said to be in good condition and are usable, or just for memorabilia although none are signed by Sir Ben himself.
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