Nick Dempsey of Great Britain is carried onshore on his windsurf board by Team GB team mates after winning the silver medal in the RS:X Men's Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 7, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Getty Images)The Day's Best | 08.07.12 - Nation/World - NewsObserver.com
Sir Ben Ainslie awe-struck by accolade | Team GB. Ben Ainslie has labelled it an "incredible honour" to receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours for services to sailing. The knighthood caps an incredible year in which he retired from Olympic competition after winning his fourth gold in the waters around Weymouth and Portland before switching his attention to British success at the America's Cup.