The Yachts

China Easyway

This is formerly She’s Apples II, which original owner David Strong won overall IMS victory (in conjunction with IOR winner, Atara) in the 1991 Sydney Hobart. They were 26th overall in 1992, but retired in 1993. In 1994, rebadged AFS Freight, Strong finished 71st overall. Was sold to Max Prentice who retired from the 1997 race, but was one of the few finishers of the tragic 1998 race, 21st overall. Travis Read and Tim Wilson purchased and renamed the boat China Easyway, which retains the original sail number. They retired from the 2015 Hobart with sail damage. Read’s previously campaigned Illusion (it won the 1988 Hobart under original owner, Gino Knezic) in the 2012 Hobart, finishing 23rd overall and fourth in Division 4 with co-owner Kim Jaggar. In 2013 he was 21st overall and second in Division 2.

 

Competitor Details

Name China Easyway
Sail Number 4527
Owner Travis Read & Tim Wilson
Skipper Travis Read (5)
Sailing Master Wei Hua Pan (1)
Navigator Steve Grellis
Crew R Styles, G Nosworthy (6), J Liu, G Gleeson, R Oechsle, T Read, P Baker
State NSW
Club PHOSC
Type Jarkan 12.5
Designer J King
Builder Jarkan YAchts
LOA 12.7
Beam 4.0
Draft 2.2