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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)

Recent Results

2022 ILCA 7 Men’s World Championships Riviera Nayarit, MEX 52
2022 World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA 37 (ILCA 7)
2022 US Open Sailing Series – Clearwater Clearwater, USA 1 (ILCA 7)
2022 US Open Sailing Series – Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, USA 2 (ILCA 7)
2021 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, JPN 10
2021 Finn Gold Cup Porto, POR 27
2021 European Championships Vilamoura, POR 10
2020 European Championships Gdynia, Poland 25
2020 Kiel Week Kiel, Germany 6
2019 Finn World Championships Melbourne, Australia 8
2019 Olympic Test Event Enoshima, Japan 17
2019 Finn European Championships Athens, Greece 12
2019 World Cup Enoshima, Japan 7
2019 World Cup Miami, USA 4
2019 Princess Sofia Trophy Palma, Spain 37
2018 Finn World Championships Aarhus, Denmark 5
2018 European Championships Cadiz, Spain 21
2018 World Cup Final Marseille, France 9
2018 World Cup Miami, USA 13
2018 World Cup Hyeres, FRA 16
2018 Kiel Week Kiel, Germany 24
2017 World Championships Bataltonfoldvar, Hungary 22
2017 European Championships Marseille, France 19
2017 World Cup Hyeres 13
2017 Princess Sofia Trophy Palma, Spain 24
2017 World Cup Miami 12
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21
2016 World Championships Gaeta, Italy 8
2016 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 10
2015 Laser Men’s World Championships Kingston, CAN 49 (Laser)
2014 World Sailing World Championships Santander, SPA 86 (Laser)
2013 Laser Men’s World Championships Al Musannah Sports City, OMAN 76 (Laser)
2012 Laser Men’s World Championships Boltenhagen, GER 69 (Laser)
2011 World Sailing World Championships Perth, AUS 108 (Laser)