The Herald Sun commentator mocked the teenage climate activist for choosing to sail across the Atlantic to the US on a high-tech racing yacht instead of by plane.
The Sea Is for Sirens - An All-Female Yacht Racing Team Pave the Way for a New Era in Women's Sailing
Sailing has been a male dominated sport since humanity first tried to harness the power of wind and cross bodies of water. Because the ocean is a big, tough and dangerous place, it's always been the dominion of men in the tireless endeavour to capture, conquer and own.
Antigua may be the name on everyone's lips when it comes to Caribbean, even world, regattas - but my initiation to racing in the Classics class came earlier in the year, on board Coral in the 2015 Grenada Sailing Week.