What’s this naked sailing all about?
Is it time to get your clothes off?
Naked sailing, nude sailing and girls sailing naked are some of the terms searched for most on the Cygnus III website. Obviously someone is not looking for my naked sailing pictures to make themselves feel better about their own body. Unless you are an Elephant trying to work out how I breathe through that thing you don’t have to worry.
68% of people sailing boats do so naked at some point. Now that’s a lot when you take colder places like Canada and the UK into the equation. Take your clothes off there and the male bodily parts are liable to go so far north you will need an Eskimo and a team of Husky dogs to find them again. We men know shrinkage is not something we want or need so the warmer the water the better.
Why would you want to get your clothes off?
So what is it about sailors that cause them to get their clothes off at every opportunity? Certainly if they were at home I doubt that most would walk around the house and garden naked. Now put those same people on a boat in a bit of sunshine and before your partner has the chance to say “You will look like a sundial”, the clothes are down round the ankles.
We have forgotten how many bays we have anchored in where everyone around us is naked. Usually I have no objections whatsoever unless we are anchored next to that boat where all the men aboard seem to find something on the deck they need to continually bend over and pick up.
Give that body a good iron
Give that body a good iron!
If you ever imagine naked sailing you may well picture a bevy of young perfectly formed and firm bodied people who could make the cover of “Vogue” magazine. Although there are some like that the reality is that nude sailors are liable to be well into their middle age, overweight and wearing skin that could do with a darn good iron. The only magazine cover they would make is “Whale Watch Monthly”.
Now I have to say here that when we set off from the UK in sixty layers of clothing and wet weather gear we had never really thought about naked sailing. As we got further south and nearer to where the butter melts we began to wonder if there was someone going around all the boats stealing people clothes.
All in the name of research.
I needed to find out more about this naked sailing thing and the best way was to join in. (If the thought of me naked is still in your minds in ten minutes I know of a good therapist).
Initially the clothes came off when we were out at sea or on very dark, warm nights. There was something about taking your clothes off in the fresh air that felt “naughty and exciting”. When the “Ugly Body Police” did not come hurtling round to arrest us we became more used to freedom we felt. Gradually it began to feel more natural and as long we were in an anchorage far enough from other boats not to offend them then it became normal for us to swim and shower naked.
It is said that naked couples actually stay together longer and get on better. Don’t ask me where I got that one from but I believe it has something to do with feeling more comfortable and at ease with each other. Then again I also wondered if sailing was better that sex and found plenty of reasons why it might be.
So what are the advantages of naked sailing?
- Well for a start it cuts down on the washing.
- You get rid of those silly white skinned triangles that look ridiculous.
- You don’t have to decide what to wear.
- It feels good.
- Putting the suntan creme on your partner is much more fun.
- Getting dressed up at night for the ladies only means getting the hedge cutter out for a quick touch up.
The disadvantages are:-
Sea folk law.
The good thing about having a naked woman on the boat (besides the obvious) is that according to sea folk law her breasts are supposed to calm the seas. That is why many figureheads on boats depicted a bare breasted woman. I often remind my wife of this if I see the merest wisp of a cloud. Then again telling an angry woman to calm down works as well as trying to baptise a cat.
Navigating takes real balls.
You see, sailing naked is not a new phenomenon but it can also be very useful. The male Polynesia navigators used to find their way around the Pacific with amazing accuracy. One of their methods was to dip their testicles in the water to detect swell and current. This may be fine in the warm waters of the Pacific but should not even be attempted in colder latitudes. It may of course explain why women get lost at sea so easily.
Where can I go naked sailing?
Have you got a licence to sail nude?
Nude sailing is now so widespread that you can charter yachts or go on cruises that specifically do naked sailing holidays. There are numerous websites specifically for photographs of nude sailors. You can find a whole marina in Croatia where clothes are optional. Personally I found that being on your own boat or swimming or naked sailing is fine but shopping in the buff for the meat and two veg does not have the same appeal. Besides where do you put the cucumber?
Show some consideration.
Always think about others
Although I am a convert to naked sailing I certainly believe it should be done with due consideration towards others. They may not want it thrust in their faces if you will excuse the pun. Nudity is not for everyone and just because you want to do it does not mean everyone has to witness it.
This blog is obviously from the male point of view and if I have learn one thing it is that male and female points of view usually differ somewhat.
How to impress a woman.
Compliment her, cuddle her, kiss her, caress her, love her, stroke her, comfort her, protect her, hug her, wine and dine her, buy gifts for her, listen to her, respect her, stand by her, support her, go to the ends of the earth for her.
How to impress a man.
Arrive naked … with beer.
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Do you like to get your clothes of at the first opportunity or is it something you would never do. How do you feel about other sailors being naked near you? This my personal take on naked sailing but why not leave a comment below as your views matter far more.