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Sailors with a love for fresh air over literally every inch of their bodies arrived from all over the world to take part in the very first World Naked Sailing Day. The event was held in August 2017 in Buffalo, New York, and organisers are hoping that this will be the first of many naked sailing events. Sponsored by Buffalo Rising, an online grassroots magazine, the festivities took place on Lake Erie. Founder of the magazine, Newell Nussbaumer said that the number of people who were interested in stripping down and sailing in the nude was astounding. The magazine has even received several requests from people interested in signing up for future nude sailing events.
Not Just About Nudity
Steve Groh and Kali Aevermann, two members of the Clean Sailing Project also took part in the day, where they found inspiration for a new venture. The project organises clean up gatherings for local waterways and the two participants are now planning to start a charter clean up service in which nudity is encouraged. According to the environmentalists it feels right to be on the water naked as you are working with natural elements. Nussbaumer agrees with the pair and said that he hopes that World Naked Sailing Day would not just be about being naked on the water, but also promote an important environmental message about keeping the water in its’ natural state, and not polluted.
After other successful events in the city involving a mass nude bicycle ride and a large group of gardeners tending to their plants as nature intended them to be, this could be the start of a trend in NY.