Congratulations to both Canada SailGP Team athletes Tom Ramshaw and Sarah Douglas on winning these prestigious awards presented at yesterday evening’s Celebration of Sailing at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.
These awards are for a current Canadian Sailing Team athlete with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The winners are also chosen because they have brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing, set an example for other competitors through behavior and manner, and have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.
This is the third time the 28-year old sailor Sarah Douglas (Toronto, ON) has won the award. During the time period ranging from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021, she took the 6th spot overall in ILCA 6 at her first Olympic Games in Tokyo in July 2021, therefore recording the best Canadian female performance in an individual sailing event at the Olympic Games. On the road to Tokyo, she also finished 6th overall at the 2020 European Championships in Poland, third at the 2021 Clearwater Olympic Classes Regatta as well as at the 2021 Lauderdale OCR, and first at the 2021 Laser Midwinters East.
This is also the third time the two-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw (Toronto, ON) has won the award. During the time period ranging from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021, Ramshaw finished in 10th position at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in the last Finn class competition to ever be contested at the Games.
In preparing for the Olympic races, he finished 6th at the 2020 Kiel Week event and 10th at the 2021 European Championships. Following Tokyo 2020, he switched to the ILCA 7 class because Finn will no longer be part of the Olympic program at Paris 2024.