Ainslie avoids more punishment for confrontation
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie has escaped further
punishment from British yachting’s governing body for grappling
with a cameraman during a race.
Ainslie was disqualified from races at the world sailing
championships last year, cited for gross misconduct by the
International Sailing Federation.
The Royal Yachting Association said Friday it would ”not be
appropriate … to impose a penalty over and above that imposed by
the international jury.”
Ainslie jumped from his dinghy and confronted the cameraman. He
was angry that the media boat created a wash by being too close to
The RYA says there was an ”apparent lack of active management
of media boats.”