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.
|2019||Hempel World Cup Series||Enoshima, Japan||7th|
|2019||Ready, Steady, Toyko||Enoshima, Japan|
|2019||Finn European Championships||Athens, Greece||12th|
|2018||Rolex Sail Canada Sailor of the Year||Toronto, ON|