Sailing to the Moon

Sailing to the Moon

The Biography of Rolly Tasker, Australia's Finest All-round Yachtsman

by Roland Perry

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/04/2008

Roland Perry's biography of Rolly Tasker captures the dramatic life of one of Australia's greatest all-round yachtsman who won more races nationally and internationally than any other sailor. This fascinating biography covers his two world championship wins, the design and creation of the Siska yachts, his journeys in the wake of some of history's finest explorers including Cook, Flinders and Bass as well as his personal challenges. The Governor General has just launched Tasker's Australian Sailing Museum in Mandurah, WA.
Biography: sport
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Roland Perry

Roland Perry is one of Australia's most prolific and versatile authors. He has published 34 books: from biographies to books on politics, espionage, military history, royalty and sport, and including five novels. His sports books include biographies of Sir Donald Bradman, Steve Waugh, Keith Miller and Shane Warne.

His awards include the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Award for non-fiction in 2004 for Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War, and Cricket Biography of the Year in 2006 from the UK Cricket Society for Miller's Luck: The Life and Loves of Keith Miller, Australia's Greatest All-rounder.

In 2011 Roland Perry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to literature, and was made a Fellow of Monash University. In 2012 he became Monash University's first Writer-in-Residence, lecturing PhD students on writing and Australian history.

In 2016 ABC Books published Céleste, the biography of the courtesan, countess and author Celeste de Chabrillan, and in 2018 ANZAC Sniper, the biography of Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige.

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