Olympic legend Ben Ainslie's rash vest could spark a bidding war

Items of special interest to
sailing as well as general sports fans will be coming under the

The Spirit of Sport Memorabilia Auction will be held at
Plymouth’s Life Centre on 10 February 2013.

The event will run from 5pm to around
8.30pm, with the auction starting at 7pm.

One of Ben Ainslie’s rash vests or
overbibs, signed by the quadruple Olympic gold medallist, will line
up alongside a framed illustration signed by the whole of the 2012
British Olympic sailing team.

There will also be a GBR Olympics
jacket and a jacket signed by the America’s Cup legend Dennis

From New Zealand comes a framed piece of sailcloth from
the yacht Camper, signed by Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant
Dalton and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson while a pair of
photographs of the 45-foot World Series catamarans racing off
Plymouth is signed by Russell Coutts and Jimmy Spithill.

And from
Spain comes a framed drawing of the hull lines of Volvo round the
world race winner ABN AMRO ONE, signed by the designer, Juan

There will also be John Terry’s football boots, a
signed London Wasps team shirt or a Manchester United shirt signed by
Dennis Law or even a signed photo and swimming cap from Ruta
Meilutye, Olympic gold swimmer.

Funds are being raised in memory
of Gracie Keown for Meningitus UK, Mollie Sanders for The Snowdrop
Appeal and in memory of Royal Marine Sam Alexander MC for the 42
Commando Welfare Fund.

Sam’s father, Stuart Alexander said:
‘During 2011 we lost these loved ones and as a result we are
committed to raising funds in their honour in order to help the lives
of others.’

For further information you can contact
Claire Alexander, Becky McLaren and the other organisers via the
Facebook site called Spirit of Sport Memorabilia Auction.

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