Unique Olympic History Captured:  Last Surviving Olympic Gold Medallist from the 1948 London Games Meets Ben Ainslie

Truly inspiring generations; David Bond, 90, Great Britain’s last surviving Olympic Gold medallist from the London 1948 Games and Ben Ainslie; Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor are pictured together at the Sail for Gold Olympic exhibition at National Maritime Museum Cornwall, in Falmouth.

Capturing Olympic history, together they represent Great Britain’s Olympic sailing legacy, and not only share phenomenal skills at sailing but they have Falmouth, Cornwall as their home town.

The ‘Our Sporting Life – Sail for Gold’ exhibition at National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth celebrates British Olympic and Paralympic sailing heritage and runs until 24 June.

There is also an interactive Finn dinghy display where people can show their support for Ben by tweeting #benandrita.

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For further information, please contact:

Tamsin Loveless, Head of Communications or Michael Sweeney, Communications Manager on 01326 214536/558 E tamsinloveless@nmmc.co.uk; michaelsweeney@nmmc.co.uk

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall was created to provide a home for the National Small Boat Collection belonging to the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) and the Cornwall Maritime Museum. Seen as a major factor in the regeneration of both Falmouth and Cornwall, it was funded by the HLF, SWRDA and NMM Greenwich with further support from Cornwall County Council and Carrick District Council.

Our mission is ‘To promote an understanding of boats and their place in people's lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall’. We are committed to a special mix of conservation, research, education and entertainment.