I have been a sailor my whole life, but have only in the last decade come to love cruising with my partner Sophie. We would be very happy to talk to people on how to get the best out of the stunning cruising grounds of Tasmania – way down south of the globe with only sea in three directions: a beautiful, unspoilt and adventursome part of the world.
Ishka is an easily handled, well equipped centre cockpit 10 metre sloop. For sailors, she comes with a full sail wardrobe, but typically is sailed with just the furling genoa and fully battened main, which drops neatly into a boom bag. Both GPS and autohelm functions make her a breeze to sail.
She has a generous aft cabin and a small, but fully featured galley/saloon with hot/cold pressure water, gas stove and oven, a single head and fantastic eutectic fridge, which on long voyages can function as a freezer as well.
She lies in beautiful Barnes Bay, the heart of one of the world's best cruising grounds. From Recherche Bay in the south to the magnificent Freycinet Peninsula in the north, about 100 nautical miles of cruising grounds provide endless safe, sheltered and gorgeous anchorages. From her home port, there are gorgeous day sails, all the way through to adventurous passages around to Port Davey or up into the Furneaux group and Bass Strait.
Ishka is fully insured.