The Yachts


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Apsaras was launched in May 2015 from Pesaro, Italy. The yacht is representing the Shenzhen Seven Star Bay Yacht Club, owned by Hong Kong Businessman Li Jian who had a dream of experiencing sailing around the world and competing in major events. After her launch, Apsaras competed and won the 2015 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). In 2016 she sailed in the BVI to Bermuda race with a great result, after which the team moved on to the Kings Cup Regatta in 2017. This year Apsaras has sailed to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and will be joined in Sydney by crew from China, Philippines and highly regarded skipper Travis Read. Following the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race the team will continue to travel around the world to promote Chinese culture.


Competitor Details

Name Apsaras
Sail Number HKG2384
Owner Li Jian
Skipper Travis Read (2)
Crew Li Jian, Peihong Li, Joseph Villena, Gabriel Fetizanan, Wilson Villena, Mark Villena, Chui Shing Kin, Ben Elmedorial, Phil Marshall, Josh Linnegar, Rory Cox, Drew Van Ryn
State Hong Kong
Club 7StarYC
Type Advanced A80
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder Adria Yachts
Construction Carbon
LOA 24.0
Beam 6.2
Draft 3.5