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Young Gloucester skipper steering his way through international racing scene

Young Gloucester skipper steering his way through international racing scene

GLOUCESTER — For 12-year-old Gannon Troutman it's simple – sailing is fun. There's no grand philosophical reason he loves being on the water, but he can't get enough of it. That becomes increasingly clear if you spend any time talking with him. He smiles from ear to ear while explaining the boats, the sport — and the past year he has spent on the international racing circuit. "I just really like sailboats," the soft-spoken boy said at his home in the Zanoni area of Gloucester County. "We call his bedroom the yacht club," his mother, Robin, said. "Everything up there is boats. It's all sailboats, all the time." Gannon...

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