2-time Olympian in Sailing Tom Ramshaw in Kingston Thursday, August 12th

He will meet up-and-coming Olympians at Sail Canada‰Ûªs 2021 Laser (ILCA) Youth Championships

Kingston, August 10, 2021 ‰ÛÒ Two-time Olympian in Sailing Tom Ramshaw will meet the up-and-coming athletes who are taking part in Sail Canada‰Ûªs Laser (ILCA) Youth Championships on Thursday, August 12th.

Ramshaw, who competed in his second Olympic Games over the past two weeks in Tokyo, took 10th spot overall in the Finn class, therefore coming up with the best Canadian performance in this event since 2008 in Beijing and the fourth best Canadian result in this event since 1984.

On Thursday, the Olympic sailor, who finished 21st in Rio in 2016, will meet with the young athletes as over 160 sailors approximately, who are 19 years of age and younger, are taking part in this ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) and ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) competitions in Kingston. They are all aiming to earn a spot and represent Canada at the Youth World Championships to be held in December in Oman.

Following is Tom Ramshaw’s schedule for Thursday, August 12th in Kingston:

‰Û¢ 9:30am to 10:30am: he will walk in the boat park and meet with the young sailors before the start of their competition

‰Û¢ 11am-1pm: start of the last day of competition at Sail Canada‰Ûªs 2021 Laser (ILCA) Youth Championships and he will go on the water with coaches

‰Û¢ Between 4pm and 6pm: he will take part in the awards presentation

Media interested in meeting with Tom Ramshaw or who are looking for photo/video opportunities can contact Patrick Godbout at Sail Canada by email at patrick@sailing.ca or by phone at 514-213-9897.

More info is available through Sail Canada’s website at https://www.sailing.ca/events/2021-sail-canada-youth-championships/.

About Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.

A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.