Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

Olympic Sailing Photos - Sailing Photo Galleries | London 2012

View striking Olympic photos of London 2012 and Sailing - see the best athletes medal-winning performances and top Olympic Games moments

Bryony Shaw of Great Britain competes in the women's RS:X Sailing

Bryony Shaw (R) of Great Britain competes in the RS:X women's Sailing on Day 5 at Weymouth & Portland (Getty Images)

Great Britain Olympic stamps -  Ben Ainslie - Sailing  Finn - Men's Deavyweight Dinghy

Gold Medal Winner stamp - Sailing: Finn Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy, Ben Ainslie.

Ben Ainslie is on course to challenge for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal after being named in the Great Britain sailing team for London 2012.

London 2012: Ben Ainslie in Great Britain squad

Ben Ainslie is on course to challenge for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal after being named in the Great Britain sailing team for London

Hannah Mills of Great Britain celebrates  Saskia Clark of Great Britain celebrates after finishing second with team mate Hannah Mills and taking the silver medal in the 470 women's Class Sailing on Day 14.

Hannah Mills of Great Britain celebrates Saskia Clark of Great Britain celebrates after finishing second with team mate Hannah Mills and taking the silver medal in the 470 women's Class Sailing on Day

ate Middleton Photos Photos - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics. The Duchess wears Olympic gear including a red, white and blue windbreaker and red sneakers. - Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Kate Middleton Photos Photos: Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics, August

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie in the Finn Class

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie heading upwind during the first Finn Class race of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth & Portland.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics, August 6, 2012.

Kate Middleton Photos Photos: Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics, August

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics, August 6, 2012.

Kate Middleton Photos Photos: Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics, August

Inside the Olympic Stadium

View striking Olympic Photos of London 2012 - see the best athletes, medal-winning performances and top Olympic Games moments.

London Olympics, August 2012, Day 10

Kate Middleton Photos Photos: Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys going sailing and meeting Ben Ainslie and the rest of Team Great Britain in Weymouth, England during the 2012 London Olympics, August

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Finn class gold medal winner Ben Ainslie of Great Britain on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth  Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Finn class gold medal winner Ben Ainslie of Great Britain on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 2012 in Weymouth, England.

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Great Britain 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams finalised

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Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates a provisional gold after the Final Open Laser Sailing at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates a provisional gold after the Final Open Laser Sailing at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

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