Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Naked Spanish sailors in bid for 2016 Olympics

Everyone has heard of skinny dipping, but have you ever seen naked sailing?   

Well, two Spanish sailors, in a bid to sail in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, ended up sailing in their birthday suits.

Onán Barreiros and Juan Curbelo, hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, tried an interesting online theory to improve their chances.

The two 470 class sailors from the Canary Islands posted a very intriguing message on their Facebook page back in January.

"If we get to 1,500 likes on our Facebook page before February 28th we will pose nude on our boat and post the picture," is what they wrote.

It only took just over a week to reach their goal and on Saturday they kept their promise.  They went sailing, totally nude, and posted a photo to Facebook, which is included here.  They have a couple more on their Facebook page for anyone who is interested.

Choosing which photo to use was a little difficult, apparently, with Barreiros telling Nauto360 magazine (in Spanish): "We didn't want to show too much, or too little and end up cheating people."

They seem to have made the right choice however, with Barreiros adding, "The image has been there a few days and more than 27,000 people have already seen it.”

"Now people stop us and say hi at our club in Gran Canaria to talk about the picture," said Curbelo. 

It seems Barreiros has already participated at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and also in the London 2012 Olympics.  For Curbelo, if successful, it will be his first appearance in the all-important Games.