Meet the Recipient of this year’s Skipper’s Plan Male Athlete of the Year - Tom Ramshaw
March 1st, 2018 - Kingston, ON
It is with great pleasure that Sail Canada presents this year’s Skipper’s Plan Male Athlete of the Year to Tom Ramshaw!
Tom Ramshaw is a veteran member of the Canadian sailing team, originally known to us all as one of the top Canadian Laser contenders. For the last two and half years, Tom has been leaving an impression on the Finn course. First showing us what he is made of at the 2016 Olympics after only one year in the Finn and more recently demonstrating that his dedication and endurance show no limits. Tom built upon his Olympic experience, continuing to perform on the international circuit, culminating with a 6th place finish at the Aarhus 2017 Sailing World Championship Test Event.
Tom credits the support of his family as one of the largest contributing factors to his success.
Making the most of the travel and opportunities that are part of his Olympic campaign; he believes that enjoying the whole process betters his performance on the race course.
The Sail Canada Awards will be presented at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards on Friday March 2nd, 2018.
The Skippers' Plan Male Athlete/Team of the Year is awarded to a current Canadian Sailing Team athlete/Team with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s)/team must:
a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from December 2, 2016 to December 1, 2017, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. Priority will be given to athlete/team results from international Olympic/Paralympic class competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing accomplishments will be considered.
b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.
c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.
d) Be Male (for Team nomination must have at least one male team member).
e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.