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Helly Hansen Canadian Sailor of the Month - Tom Ramshaw

by Sail Canada 13 Jan 17:32 PST
Canadian sailor Tom Ramshaw © Sail Canada

CST member, Tom Ramshaw, put his training to the test at the 2019 Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne, Australia last month. Competing against some of the best Finn sailors in the world, this event saw various conditions, from being stuck ashore with no wind to record-breaking 40C days with 15 knots.

As one of the internal Olympic Team selection event, this demanded high concentration and focus on final results. With some tough competition, Tom was able to keep consistent results across the 5 days of fleet racing. The Finn sailor battled it out in the top 10 all week, heading into medal races in 7th place bringing him to a final 8th place overall. "Getting the qualification was what I wanted, but I was hoping for a better result" the sailor mentions, "finishing 5th last year was a great result, but this year I couldn't manage to get into the top group and stick with them."

The top 10 finish officially qualified Tom to be nominated to the 2020 Sail Canada Olympic Team! He comments on this accomplishment, "although I didn't get the results I wanted I'm very happy with where I stand and what we've learned from this event. None of this would have been possible without my coach Ken Dool and training partner, Kyle Martin. The next 6 months will be a lot of hard work, but I'm excited for the challenge to come."

See the full list of results here.

Congratulations to the Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month - Tom Ramshaw.

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