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.
Well, before we could disrobe, we had to navigate out of the port full of yachts and colourful fisher boats.
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.
We didn’t plan to go too far, as it was just a day trip, so we kept just one sail out.
Pretty soon, we would only see just a couple of faraway ships besides the endless sky and sea.
There was my other first experience, swimming in the open sea, without seeing a seashore on the horizon.
Sunning on the deck was an expected follow-up to that.
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!