Tom Ramshaw


Tom Ramshaw

Athlete Bio

Tom started sailing lessons when he was 8 years old at the Stony Lake Yacht Club, near his cottage. He began in the SLYC junior sailing program as a way to meet new friends around the lake. He was sailing Laser 2 and 29er and began competing in off-lake regatta’s when he was 12. By age 14, Tom began sailing the Radial and realized single-handed sailing was where he fit best. In 2007, Tom won the Ontario High School Championship and the Ontario Gold Cup circuit, which awarded him a new laser hull

At the end of 2010, Tom moved down to La Cruz, Mexico to sail with the International Sailing Academy, where he spent the winter training and working in a sail loft. Tom knew that sailing allowed him to pursue his dream and he decided to delay his return to university in order to sail full-time. Tom be traveling to regattas beyond North America. Spring 2011 was spent in Europe and the fall in Australia where he competed in the 2011 ISAF World Championships in Perth. He went on to win the Nathan Cowan Memorial Award, given to the best developing sailor in Canada. In 2012, Tom qualified for the Canadian Sailing Team. He continues to train full-time around the world with elite international sailors in preparation for continued international competition.

Tom switched to the Finn class during the summer of 2015, having quick success with two top 10 international results within the year. Tom qualified for the Rio and competed in his first Olympic Games in 2016.

Athlete Stats

Team2020 Canadian Sailing Team


  • From 27 January to 3 February 2019, Miami will host sailors for the second round of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series in Coconut Grove. More than 650 sailors from 60 nations will race across the 10 Olympic Events.
29 January, 2019.
  • 2019 Finn Open European Championship, 10-18 May 2019 Athens International Sailing Center, Greece

Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2019Hempel World Cup SeriesEnoshima, Japan7th
2019Ready, Steady, Toyko Enoshima, Japan
2019Finn European Championships Athens, Greece 12th
2018Rolex Sail Canada Sailor of the YearToronto, ON

  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada