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post #29 of Old 10-02-2012
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Re: Clothing optional sailing

On our boat, crew can wear, or not wear whatever they like - except for proper shoes. We insist on protecting the feet/toes, and providing traction, etc. Might have to re-evalaute this policy vis-a-vis scrotum protection.

Two years ago, one of the regular crew brought his girlfriend onto the boat for the first time for a weekend sail. First words out of her mouth to me were, "I understand that nudity is permitted on board. I want you to know that I'm not cool with that." My response was nudity was not only permitted, it was encouraged and that I didn't really care if she was cool with it or not.

That was in the morning when the six or seven of us cast off. By 2 PM that afternoon, she was the first one naked and she stayed that way until we got back to the dock the following evening.

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Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
Annapolis, MD

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