Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Sailor Andrew Lewis begins his 2013 competitive season today at the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) Sailing World Cup in Florida. The regattas begin today and run until February 2 in the waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami.
This is Lewis' first competitive event since his performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games last July. Over 40 countries and 300 sailors will participate in the Sailing World Cup. Lewis left Trinidad on January 12 and has been training in Miami for the past two weeks.
Commenting on the competition, Lewis said, "I'm so eager to get back to racing. The ISAF events are important for me to increase my world ranking. These competitions allow me to gauge where I am compared to the other competitors. Last year, I came 21st out of 74 competitors. I intend to improve on that placing. I have renewed motivation after London and I am ready to excel".
Andrew Lewis was the first sailor to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympic Games in the Laser class. He was also the 2012 winner of the Spirit of Sport Award, Community Coach category for his work with young sailors across the country.