Vaimo’oi’a Ripley to represent Samoa at 2023 Pacific Games


Vaimo’oi’a Ripley has qualified to represent Samoa at the 2023 Pacific Games with an overall 2nd place/1st woman result in the Pacific Games Qualifier Series. 

Born in Samoa Ripley has been sailing since the age of eight. She competed at the 2007 Pacific Games when she was 17. 

At the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia she came 6th in the individual Laser Radial, but won gold (alongside Bianca Leilua) in the team competition. In 2021 she attended the 2021 Laser Radial World Championships in Al MusannahOman

In February 2022 she finished third in the NSW/ACT State Masters Championships. Ripley also plays touch rugby and was part of the Samoan team attending the 2019 Touch Football World Cup in Malaysia.