The Yachts

China Easyway

China Easyway


This is the former She’s Apples II, which then owner David Strong sailed to an overall IMS win (in conjunction with IOR winner, Atara) in the 1991 Sydney Hobart. He sailed her to 26th overall in 1992, retiring in 1993. In 1994, under the name AFS Freight, Strong finished 71st overall. Was sold to max Prentice, who kept the She’s Apples II name. He retired from the 1997 race, but was one of the few finishers of the tragic 1998 race in 21st overall.

Travis Read and Tim Wilson have purchased the boat they ha renamed China Easyway, which still bears the original sail number. His new co-skipper is Wei Hua Pan from China, who will be joined by other Chinese crew members. Read’s last Hobart campaign as an owner was 2012 with Illusion (won the 1988 Hobart under original owner, Gino Knezic). He finished 23rd overall and fourth in Division 4 with co-owner Kim Jaggar. In 2013 minus Jaggar, he scored 21st overall and second behind Wild Rose, in Division 2. 


Competitor Details

Yacht Name China Easyway
Sail Number 4527
Owner Travis Read & Tim Wilson
Skipper Travis Read & Wei Hua Pan (1)
Crew G Bourgues, W Zhong Zhang, J Linnegar, G Nosworthy, J Liu, R Styles, S Maddock, X Zhen Huang
State NSW
Type Jarkan 12.5
Designer J King
Builder Jarkan YAchts
LOA 12.7
Beam 4.0
Draft 2.2