Ben Ainslie, good luck mate

See Ben Ainslie is sailing today – Ben Ainslie who won his first gold sailing a Laser dinghy (picture here) has dominated his Finn class in international competitions for several  years.  First_Gold_B_Ainslie_IMG_3139_wp.JPG

Great Britain’s most decorated Olympic sailor knows he can take nothing for granted.

There is a rare chance to view, possibly own, 2 original Ben Ainslie paintings and sketches produced by Gordon Frickers under licence from the British Olympic Association at and see them for your self near Weymouth at The Coastal Gallery,  Southampton Road, Lymington: (

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Going for gold and the Wayfarer World Championship

Wayfarer? I was recently called a tortue and more flatteringly an etoile voyager.
An amusement is I will be in Weymouth this week end and next week. So what?
Wayfarers that’s wot!
Here is a pic of a Wayfarer I built taken guess where and when?  Are_u_ready_to_sail_wp.JPG
And on the subject of winning, going for gold,  my marine painting, one of the last marine paintings produced at Plymstock  “Going for Gold, Ben Ainslie at the Sydney Olympic games“.

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Paris, a month would fly by!

This time it was to be the train to Paris then major on the Metro. I attended a  UKTI / British Marine Federation Showcase at The Ambassador’s Residence,  research at Musee Maritime, Paris,  the main focus of this all to brief visit to a magnificent city.   Paris_from_Montmatre_IMG_6509_d.jpg

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HM Schooner Pickle, HMS Victory and the British Ambassador's residence, Paris

My flight was confirmed today. Apparently I’m going to be a starlet on TV a first for a marine artist?
This re HM Schooner Pickle, the gallant little ship that carried the news of the battle of  Trafalgar and the death of Nelson,  interview to be  with Tom Cunliffe…

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Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

We hope you find the following interesting, engaging, interactive, and will forward this to friends.

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