Blog Post 24 by Jon Sanders: Sails
Something I have not mentioned much is the things stuck up in the air. No, it’s not the mast or the stainless steel Super Wind (turbine) support down the back (oops sorry) ‘aft’. The Rolly Tasker Sails built in Thailand.
I know Sven Cornelius CEO of Rolly Tasker Sails reads this. Poor bloke.
“Hey, Sven” (Kerry Tasker proprietor and much more). If you would like to write this into your Newsletter, I would be delighted.
When I was a wee lad, or at least decades younger, Kerry likewise; she was then the receptionist and Sailing Secretary Royal Perth Yacht Club (and me a member). Rolly Tasker AM would build my sails.
Later Kerry married Rolly. (Lucky man).
Rolly Tasker has built my sails since I was a teenager. First in Perth Western Australia and now Phuket Thailand.
A long time ago, Xmas 1984, my S&S34 was at the Cruising Club of Australia, Sydney, preparing for the Sydney Hobart Race.
I, at the bar, as one does, a beer or three with some crew of the more remarkable – at the time I reckoned they just ‘sat on rails’ – they acted more important and knowledgeable. The reality is they could shin a mast or climb out on a set spinnaker pole in 30 knots of wind (and much more). I could not.
Anyway, they were ribbing Rolly as competitors do. I remember saying to them.
“How many State titles have you won?”…