|Quality custom made sailing boat by Rolly Tasker. "Ketchup" had a fine sailing pedigree but more recently being used for simple bay sailing. She is generously proportioned down below so easily makes the transition from competitive club racer cruiser to family boat. Capable offshore cruising on a budget.
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||31' 2" - 9.50m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Dynel over ply|
||3 cylinder 28hp diesel, shaft drive with 3 blade feathering propeller|
||2 to 3 litres per hour|
||Approx 150 litres in 2 tanks|
||2hp Yamaha 2 stroke|
||Dodger, mainsail cover, cockpit cover.|
||Spacious interior with large V berth double FWD, dinette in saloon to STBD with single bunk to port. Large aft qtr berth to STBD aft.|
||35lbs CQR with 30m shortlink chain|
||2 manual and 1 electric|
||2 x batteries charged by engine alternator|
|B&G Triton instruments incl - sounder, log, GPS, compass. Autohelm. VHF radio.|
||Mainsail, genoa lite, Genoa heavy, #2,#3, storm trysail and storm jib. 3/4 oz spinnaker.|
|Mast / Rigging
||Alloy spars with S/S rigging. Double inline spreaders.|
||Rolland "Rolly" Tasker AM (21 March 1926 - 22 June 2012) was an Australian sailor who won Australia's first Olympic sailing medal, at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. He and Malcolm (Huck) Scott won a silver medal in their 12m2 Sharpie after the New Zealander Peter Mander failed to disqualify himself and Rolly had not officially protested.  In 1958 Tasker won the Flying Dutchman World Championship. 
From 1969 to 1985 Tasker dominated ocean racing in Western Australia with five sister yachts all called Siska. In the 1978 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Siska IV was denied official starter status on a technicality. Tasker started five minutes ahead of the fleet and crossed the finish line 20 hours ahead of line honours winner Apollo.  He won numerous other ocean racing events in his career including taking line honours and first place in the Queen Victoria Cup off Cowes, England. He took first place in A-division of the disastrous 1979 Fastnet race. In the Parmelia Yacht Race from Plymouth to Fremantle in 1979, he took line honours and the win.
Tasker was inducted into the Western Australian Hall of Champions in 1986 and the Sport Australian Hall of Fame in 1996. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 for his services to sailing.
He operated a sail-making business based in Phuket, Thailand called Rolly Tasker Sails. 
In April 2008 Tasker opened the Australian Sailing Museum in Mandurah, Western Australia, with exhibits of the America's Cup races from 1851 and famous sailors from Australian sailing competitions. Twelve lifelike icons of the sailing world form part of the display, along with over 200 model yacht fleet class examples on a scale 1" to the foot.
His biography, Sailing to the Moon was published in 2008. It is written by Roland Perry and describes Tasker's extensive sailing and business activities.