Joanna Breen and David Aplin purchased this water ballasted yacht earlier in 2019, having each sold their respective yachts Morning Star and Whistler. Runaway was designed and built by Jon Sayer for the 2003 Melbourne Osaka Race (M-O), and recently competed in the 2018 M-O with Daniel Turner. Jo Breen also competed in this race in her S&S 34 Morning Star, and finished second over the line, fourth IRC and second PHS/AMS. Breen and Aplin’s prime objective for this boat is to compete in the 2023 M-O and will use races such as the Sydney Hobart to limber up. Apart from sailing with Aplin, Breen also navigated the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart for Richard Grant on Cromarty Magellan to win the Corinthian Division, along with Runaway crew member David Cromarty on board.
Breen will co-skipper and navigate on Team Runaway, while co-skipper, Aplin will take up his preferred place on the foredeck, as he did on his other yacht, Whistler, with which he won IRC/AMS in the 2017 Maria Island Race and went on to take the IRC/AMS/PHS triple in the 2018 Melbourne Hobart race with Breen navigating.
|Yacht Name||Team Runaway|
|Owner||Jo Breen & David Aplin|
|Skipper||David Aplin (3)|
|Navigator||Joanna Breen (1)|
|Crew||N Morgan, T Stearnes (1), D Cromarty (1), R Grant (1)|