Tom Ramshaw


Tom Ramshaw

Athlete Bio

Tom Ramshaw started sailing with his father at the age of 5 at the family’s cottage on Stoney Lake. Three years later, he began sailing lessons at Stoney Lake Yacht Club near his cottage where he met new friends and fell in love with the sport. Tom took part in his first regatta at the age of 12.

In 2007, in the Laser event, Tom won the Ontario High School Championships and the Ontario Gold Cup. This title awarded him a brand new Laser boat.

The next summer, he moved to Kingston where he could sail in bigger winds and waves on a more consistent basis.

In 2010, Tom decided to move to La Cruz, in Mexico, to solely focus on sailing, attending the International Sailing Academy. He continued training in Mexico every winter until 2015.

In 2015, he switched from the Laser Class to the Finn class after trying the Finn for a week and managing to win the North American Championships. The following year, he finished 8th and 10th place respectively at the World and European Championships.

The 2016 season was highlighted by Tom’s participation at the Rio Olympic Games where he finished 21st overall. Even if Tom competed in the Finn class for only one year, he was disappointed since he felt that he didn’t give his everything and wanted to come back stronger for Tokyo 2020. Among the changes in his preparation, Tom moved to Valencia in November 2016 for an eight-month training block in Spain. At the 2018 World Championships, he took 5th place in the highly competitive fleet.

In Tokyo, he took the 10th position in this last Finn class competition at the Games as World Sailing and the International Olympic Committee plan to replace the Finn with a new class for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Following Tokyo 2020, he switched to the ILCA 7 class since Finn is not in the Olympic program anymore for Paris 2024.

Athlete Stats

ClubStoney Lake Yacht Club (SLYC) & Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC)
Team2022 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
2022ILCA 7 Men’s World ChampionshipsRiviera Nayarit, MEX52
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA37 (ILCA 7)
2022US Open Sailing Series - ClearwaterClearwater, USA1 (ILCA 7)
2022US Open Sailing Series - Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale, USA2 (ILCA 7)
20212020 Olympic GamesTokyo, JPN10
2021Finn Gold CupPorto, POR27
2021European ChampionshipsVilamoura, POR10
2020European ChampionshipsGdynia, Poland25
2020Kiel WeekKiel, Germany6
2019Finn World ChampionshipsMelbourne, Australia8
2019Olympic Test EventEnoshima, Japan17
2019Finn European Championships Athens, Greece 12
2019World CupEnoshima, Japan7
2019World CupMiami, USA4
2019Princess Sofia TrophyPalma, Spain37
2018Finn World ChampionshipsAarhus, Denmark5
2018European ChampionshipsCadiz, Spain21
2018World Cup FinalMarseille, France9
2018World Cup Miami, USA13
2018World CupHyeres, FRA16
2018Kiel WeekKiel, Germany24
2017World ChampionshipsBataltonfoldvar, Hungary22
2017European ChampionshipsMarseille, France19
2017World CupHyeres13
2017Princess Sofia TrophyPalma, Spain24
2017World CupMiami12
2016Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro, Brazil21
2016World ChampionshipsGaeta, Italy8
2016European ChampionshipsBarcelona, Spain10
2015Laser Men’s World Championships Kingston, CAN49 (Laser)
2014World Sailing World ChampionshipsSantander, SPA86 (Laser)
2013Laser Men’s World Championships Al Musannah Sports City, OMAN76 (Laser)
2012Laser Men’s World Championships Boltenhagen, GER69 (Laser)
2011World Sailing World ChampionshipsPerth, AUS108 (Laser)

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