Who was Rolland Tasker?

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. From 1969 to 1985 Tasker dominated ocean racing in Western Australia with five sister yachts all called Siska. 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. 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. Sails for Jon Sander’s Parry Endeavour were made by Tasker Sails. (Source Rolly Tasker Sails)