eBay users have been skimping on Ben Ainslie's sails


Last week it became known that Sir Ben Ainslie put up for auction his victory sails. As the media reports, the buyers did not show much interest in the lots.

A sail which helped the athlete race in Beijing was sold for just £420 (28,813 rubles), according to media reports. « Athens» the sail went to a new owner who offered £440 (30,185 rubles). Most of all «sails from London» were sold for £960 (65,859 roubles).

«The charity event, held in memory of the late yachtsman Andrew Simpson, raised just under £2,000. However, all funds raised will be donated to the Andrew Simpson Foundation» (Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation).

Recall that Andrew Simpson was tragically killed in 2013 while training for the America's Cup «». A little earlier, in memory of the Olympic champion, another campaign was organized - the Bart's Bash race, which managed to raise £290,000.