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Avon Sailor Jack Howard, 12, Claims Grand Prix Championship Title

He is the youngest sailor in the Southern Massachusetts Sailing Association to do so.

We liked this story so much, that we couldn't resist naming Avon's Jack Howard, 12, our Patchlete of the Week.

Howard, a sixth-grade Thompson Brook School student, is the "youngest sailor in Southern Massachusetts Sailing Association history to win the coveted Grand Prix Championship," according to an announcement reader Brian Kelly posted on Avon Patch.

Read the full story in this reader-submitted announcement:

  • Championship-winning Avon Sailor Sets Sights On U.S. National Team

Has an Avon athlete done something really great this season? Post an announcement with details at avon.patch.com/announcements/new with a picture or two or upload photos to our community sports gallery with captions. Then email us to nominate them and they could be featured on Patchlete!

Nancy usich October 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Good for you, Jack!!! I remember all your sailing writings! congratulations to you and your family? All the time, lessons, hard work and focusing has paid off, for sure! Let's not forget fun!!! Mrs. Usich

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