GREAT Britain’s Ben Ainslie has been crowned the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year for a record fourth time.

The accolade continues what has been another incredible year for the 35-year-old who became the greatest Olympic sailor of all time at London 2012 by claiming his fourth consecutive gold medal at Weymouth and Portland.

Ainslie picked up the award last night at Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland.