|Other Name||Victoria Sipajilo|
|Boats Sailed On||Barbarian|
Now Victoria Sipajilo
CYCA Women in sailing
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Director, Janey Treleaven hosted an informal Q&A with Victoria Sipajilo, Wendy Tuck and Emma May delving into unchartered waters of what it is like sailing offshore for women.
The Q&A was held in the Sydney Race Village with audience members treated to numerous of tales about sailing offshore.
Victoria Sipajilo (nee Willman) was the skipper of the first all-female crew to sail the Sydney Hobart on Barbarian.
Sipajilo reminisced about gathering an all-female crew and spoke about how the sailing has evolved for the better to be exclusive of all demographics.
"I wanted to do a Sydney Hobart and was told that I would have to be a cook," Sipajilo said. "And I am not a very good cook so I thought 'buggar that' and decided to skipper my own boat."