Ben Ainslie, Sydney Olympic Games

Ben Ainslie, the most decorated Olympic sailor.

Ben Ainslie sailing
Ben Ainslie sailing

Painted in oils by Gordon Frickers measuring 76 x 101 cm (30″ x 40″), available, £2,000.

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Ben Ainslie, sailings most decorated Olympian, America’s Cup victor and much more, and acquired a well earned knighthood

Ben generously gave his full co operation with this painting. We worked closely together, much helped by members of Restonguet Sailing Club in particular Eddie Shelton, Ben’s original coach.

This very unusual marine portrait painting to be has to be a very real collector’s item.

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Graham Frickers & Ainslie, Western Morning News
Graham Frickers helping Ben Ainslie ‘pose’ for my camera, Western Morning News
Ben Ainslie Laser sailing,sketch detail
Ben Ainslie Laser sailing,sketch detail

Detail from Ben Ainslie at the Sydney Olympic Games Detail from Ben Ainslie at the Sydney Olympic Games

The Painting

Ben Ainslie and I co-operated closely to produce this unique Olympic Games action portrait of Ben Ainslie at the Sydney Olympic Games sailing a ‘Laser’on his way to win his first of 5 gold medals for sailing.

Ben Ainslie was elected ISAF World Sailor of the Year in 1998, 2002 and 2008.

Our particular thanks to all at Restronguet SC in particular Eddie Shelton who trained Ben to win his first world title in the Optimist class.

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Gordon Frickers © 01.02.2001, updated 25.09.2019

 

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