sailing au naturel

Sailing, let along sailing nude, had been in my wish list for a long time, and I could finally realise this dream last spring in Mexico. As I mentioned, Luis couldn’t join me on the trip due to last minute issues, but he still put me in touch with his friend Samuel who had a sailing boat in the port town of Progreso, Yucatan. And there I was, naked on the boat in the open sea! We were also joined by Alex, who contacted me via Couchsurfing, and it was his first naked adventure.

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Well, before we could disrobe, we had to navigate out of the port full of yachts and colourful fisher boats.

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Then, Alex and I got a brief intro course on seamanship. Steering a sailing boat didn’t sound difficult at all, at least in the good weather; the most difficult part would be navigation in the open sea.

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We didn’t plan to go too far, as it was just a day trip, so we kept just one sail out.

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Pretty soon, we would only see just a couple of faraway ships besides the endless sky and sea.

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There was my other first experience, swimming in the open sea, without seeing a seashore on the horizon.

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Sunning on the deck was an expected follow-up to that.  SONY DSC

Unfortunately, it was meant to be a short trip, but I definitely got a flavour of what a great feeling of freedom it is to be out there in the sea and just use the power of wind. Nakedness enhanced that feeling even more. I can’t wait to have a another, hopefully longer, sailing trip!

7 thoughts on “sailing au naturel

  1. Looks great – sailing (and swimming) naked is the way to go – I hope the skipper joined you and your couch surfing mate au naturel

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  2. You should come down to Miami, during the summertime there’s a naked boat trip twice a month from June to August. We bring food to share with the rest of the naked guests including captain and helper (14 plus crew members) there’s a $75 p/p fee to cover expenses such as the gas of the yacht, etc . It Lasts for the day only but full of unforgettable moments!!

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    1. that sounds great! However, fun aside, one aspect that fascinates me about sailing is use of wind, i.e. no dependency on fuel, no pollution. Yachts consume way too much gas

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  3. Did it on a “bare boat” no pun – means no crew – out of St Martin for a week, bare, four of us. Fantastic!

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  4. Great article and pictures. Too bad you couldn’t convince the other mates to join you. Wife and I had a sail boat years ago and sailing nude was the only way to go. Later when we had a motor boat as soon as we were a 100′ from the dock off came the suits for the rest of the day. Encountering other nude boaters was the norm.

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