Watch: The Duchess of Cambridge shows off her sailing skills

Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the headquarters of 1851 Trust, of which she is Royal Patron, to launch the 1851 Trust's two flagship sailing projects in partnership with UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

The sporty mother of two was quick to get in on the action and after changing out of her nautical-themed Alexander McQueen ensemble and into a black sweater, skinny jeans and running shoes, she was ready to hit the waves with competitive sailor Ben Ainslie and his team.

And having crewed a yacht on a round-the-world trip during her gap year, the adventure was a natural fit for the 34-year-old.

Check out the video below to see Kate in action!

Thank you @landroverbar for the great footage of The Duchess taking to the waves with @AinslieBen and the team on the Solent!

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