Mar 14, 2019

Tom Ramshaw Rolex


Maxim Lamarre (l) of Rolex congratulates Tom Ramshaw Photo: Luka Bartulovic, @SailingShot

On March 1, Tom Ramshaw of Stoney Lake Yacht Club was honoured with the most prestigious National sailing award of the year at the Carlu in Toronto, Ontario.

This well decorated Canadian sailor has shown progression and dedication through continual improvement. Achieving personal milestones yearly, the Aarhus 2018 World Sailing Championships marked his best performance at a world championship and is a representation of his relentless pursuit of excellence in the sport.  

Tom’s performance at the 2019 Miami World Cup proved that he continues to improve his skills every step of the way towards the podium. Learning to sail at the small club of Stoney Lake Yacht Club, Tom is an inspiration to youth sailors showing them that if you have the passion and drive, your possibilities are endless. 

“It feels amazing to be the winner of this prestigious award. Sailing is a sport where you don’t necessarily have a crowd out there cheering for you, so when you come to events like these where you see everyone who has your back and follow you along the way is amazing. To win sailor of the year for Canada is so rewarding and thank you to everyone” 

Tom was presented with an exquisite Rolex watch by Maxim Lamarre General Manager of Rolex Canada.

Congratulations to Tom Ramshaw and all the Rolex Sailor of the Year Finalists including, John McRoberts & Scott Lutes and Sarah Douglas. 

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