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T&T Olympian and laser class sailor Andrew Lewis, back row, fourth from left, stands
amongst his charges during a recently-held five-day camp held for children of Atlantic
LNG employees at Guapo Beach, Vessigny.
Back-to-back wins, first over Queen s Park Cricket
Club and newly-added club Morvant Elements, kept
reigning league champion St Francois Nationals
joint-top of the Northern Football Association (NFA)
Premier Division standings, at the end of last week-
In its latest win, St Francois survived a slight scare
to scrape past late addition Morvant Elements 2-1, at
the Queen s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Marlon
Bowen was once again on target, as the in-form forward
continued his goal spree. His first half opener was
followed by a goal from Joel Turner in the second.
Morvant pulled one back late in the match but was
unable to salvage its first point in three matches.
This came just days after the former dropped QPCC
by the same scoreline in a top of the table clash. The
two teams, St Francois and QPCC now share the top
spot in the 16-team standings, with 24 points. St Fran-
cois, however, has a match in hand.
Atlantic sport ambassador and Olympic sailor,
Andrew Lewis was sevens years old when his father
sent him to his first sailing camp, where he devel-
oped a passion for the sport.
Since then the student has become the teacher, as
he has hosted hundreds of children at various sailing
camps across the country, which most recently included
a five-day camp for the children of Atlantic s employ-
"I had the opportunity at a very young age to be
exposed to sailing, and that was the beginning of my
passion for the sport. Hopefully, through these camps,
I can be the start of a new sailing journey for someone
else", Lewis explained.
The sailing camp, which was held at the Vessigny
Beach Facility, attracted children between the ages of
8-15, and was part of Lewis ongoing series of sailing
camps for young children in T&T. He has hosted ses-
sions at Guapo Beach, Vessigny, Chaguaramas, and
Pigeon Point, Tobago, and received recognition from
the Ministry of Sport and the Sports Company of
T&T (SporTT) for his work with children, when he
was named Community Coach for 2012 at the annual
Spirit of Sports Awards, hosted by SporTT. As a former
national high performance coach, he enjoys sharing
his knowledge and experiences with young sailing
enthusiasts across the country and strengthening
national interest in the sport.
"I am glad that I am in a position where I can help
to grow the sport in T&T, and expose kids who may
not have had the opportunity to get into a sport like
sailing. Hopefully we will soon see more young people
taking up the sport locally", he said.
Through this initiative, children learn more about
boat safety, tying knots and preparing boats for water,
culminating with the young sailors being able to nav-
igate their own boats on the water.
"The way Andrew explained things, sailing became
simple and enjoyable, and it is definitely something
I would like to continue", said 15-year-old Kyron Smart,
one of the participants in the sailing camp at Vessigny.
Additionally, Lewis points out that not only is sailing
fun, but the sport teaches various lessons which
Lewis shares sailing expertise
children can apply to everyday life.
"Sailing demands discipline and really demands
that you be alert, learn to be independent and
confident in your abilities as a sailor. You also
have a responsibility to maintaining your boat,
and this helps to foster greater accountability
among the kids", said Lewis.
"The fantastic thing about sport is that the
learning process is so natural that children often
do not realise that they are learning."
Lewis is currently participating in the CORK
Olympic Class Regatta in Canada, which is anoth-
er step in his preparation for the 2013 Laser
World Championships which will be held in
Oman in November.
QPCC in NFA lead
Clint Marcelle Academy 3 v
Cantaro Utd 0
Police FC 4 v Maple 1
Malvern 0 v St Ann's
New Millennium 2 v RSSR 2
QPCC 4 v Football Factory 0
FC-1 3 v Petit Valley 3
Port Celtic 3 v Harvard 0
St Francois Nationals 2 v
Morvant Elements 1
WEEKEND'S NFA RESULTS
Clint Marcelle Academy v
Petit Valley, St James
Infirmary, 4 pm
Cantaro Utd v Police FC,
Brian Lara Recreation
Ground, 4 pm
Maple v St Ann's Rangers,
New Ground, 4 pm
New Millennium v QPCC, St
Francois, 4 pm
Football Factory v
St Francois Nationals,
Paragon, 4 pm
Port Celtic v FC-1, Barataria, 4
Morvant Elements v Harvard,
New Ground, 4 pm
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