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MillyWilliams 08-16-2011 03:29 PM

Sunbathing and Swimming
 
Just a question to fellow female sailors. Do any of you sunbathe or tan without full clothing? I am asking because there is a secluded spot around my location that is generally empty, and especially with September coming with little or no boat traffic I would like to tan and swim but dont want any legal, moral issues. I wouldnt flail myself around mid summer but i would like to go for a dip during the daytime. So far all my swimming has been done at night to avoid conflict.

Tim R. 08-16-2011 03:41 PM

And where is that location Milly??? ;-)

I can answer for my wife. We have adopted the cruising lifestyle which includes showering in the buff on the transom. While some may be offended by my appearance, my wife's body more than compensates for it. We do not sunbathe but we skinny dip every chance we get. I have some friends who have been known to hike naked. I think that most folks out in the country do not get easily offended by nudity. They appreciate nature of all forms.

Although, once I had a boat come into the anchorage very quickly with children on deck. I was soaping up and immediately jumped into the water until they passed. I don't think it would be considered flashing as I was already naked when they arrived.

We don't flaunt it and try to anchor or moor our boat in such a way to give some privacy.

Night swimming rules dictate no bathing suits.

MillyWilliams 08-16-2011 03:44 PM

Thank you Rielly. Like I said there is less and less boat traffic as the summer winds down and it stays warm till October here. Im not looking flaunt myself, but would like to enjoy the sun and water without creating a scene. The spot I anchor at is a wildlife preserve and nature trail so there is hardly anyone ever there.

wingNwing 08-17-2011 02:32 PM

Milly, I think its really a question of local customs. When weather permits, the less we wear the happier we are any time we're somewhere secluded. If there's no one around to see you, no harm no foul, I think.

Although, there was once a lake where we were in a very quiet arm, settled in on a Thursday night. Friday morning I took my luscious naked swim followed by sun time. It was so much fun that next day I decided to do it again. Came out of the cove into the wider portion of the lake ... which was crowded with jetski and powerboat traffic for the weekend. Sometimes there are disadvantages to swimming in very clear water. :0

MillyWilliams 08-18-2011 01:25 PM

LOL luckily the water here is a darker salt water, green in color. It isnt the fact of someone seeing me that worries me, it is the matter of offending someone that worries me!

PaulinVictoria 08-18-2011 10:26 PM

If people are offended by it, it's their problem not yours. In most civilised parts of the world, being nude in public isn't actually an offence (as in arrestable), as long as it is not deemed to be "sexual". So laying on a beach airing the twins is fine, but playing with them, perhaps not :)

blt2ski 08-19-2011 12:00 AM

There is a "NUDE" beach per say near where our races start........unfortunately the wrong item is out for most of them.......daughter seems to think it is ok, the rest of us males, well, what can we say..........

so should someone say the "pics or it didn't happen" yet

Then again, I do not have an issue out in the nude. wife on other hand, even with the shades drawn, midnight........grrrrrrr........


Marty

DRFerron 08-19-2011 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MillyWilliams (Post 763079)
Just a question to fellow female sailors. Do any of you sunbathe or tan without full clothing?

We have been known to SAIL without full clothing (mid-week, no other boats around). And then there's John's nude 3:00 AM thunder and lightning deck dance...

Ziaduck 08-19-2011 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRFerron (Post 764446)
And then there's John's nude 3:00 AM thunder and lightning deck dance...

TMI!!! Haha!

SVAuspicious 08-19-2011 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRFerron (Post 764446)
We have been known to SAIL without full clothing (mid-week, no other boats around). And then there's John's nude 3:00 AM thunder and lightning deck dance...

Not to be confused with my 11pm nude glare at the late arriving boat anchoring too close.


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