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Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on January 06, 2013, 10:22:59 AM
Guinness World Record skinny dip ? in Vera Playa?

How?s this for an idea?  A resort in New Zealand has just failed this year in it?s attempt to capture the Guinness Book of Records  World Record for the biggest mass Skinny Dip (that?s just swimming to you and me). To capture the record we need to get more than 413 naked people in the sea at the same time.

Why shouldn?t we have a go at it?  Biggest / best Naturist beach in the world ? the record should be ours. What an accolade this would be for Vera Playa naturism.

I came up with the idea after reading about the failed attempt. It is anticipated that we will need Spanish numbers to win the record, therefore a weekend in June is thought to be best,  so the proposed date is JUNE 22nd 2013. Enquiries are in hand with the Guinness Book of World Records as to requirements / authentication.

So who is up for supporting it / having a go at it ?.
We will need:-

I will lead the project as a name for Guinness , point of contact, etc, But if we go ahead we will need :-
Event ?logistics? planner (somebody living in VP)
Communications Person / People  (liaise with organisations like Vera Town Hall,  Spanish Naturist Federation, Press, TV, hopefully sponsors)
Translator/s
Graphic Designer ? Advertising, web page (plenty of free ones out there), design posters,                   
Fundraiser/s ? We could raise money for a good cause which always draws interest.
Photographer/s
Many volunteers / counters, on the day
Vera Playa friends from around the world could participate in planning / organisation.  I am fairly sure that Alan could set up a ?private? area of forum for committee to easily communicate.

Having liaised with Maureen we think this is possible, There will be obstacles to climb such as, health and safety, will we need medics there, etc, etc, but the sooner we look into it the better. We would all like to say ?I?m a part of a world record?

Anyone wanting to contact me can do so at qfm6632@gmail.com

Quenton
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Tony and Susan on January 06, 2013, 10:34:33 AM
Why not August, when both Spanish and Europeans tend to be on holiday?

I'd love to have a go but my holiday is July & August.

Tony
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: lubricated on January 06, 2013, 11:19:31 AM
Hi Guys

Mo and I are up for it - so long as you can GUARANTEE the water will be warmer than 1st Jan's Polar Bare dip!!

If you want volunteer counters/marshall what about an approach to the Lions?  They will want a contribution to their charity funds, but we don't mind putting in a couple of Euros each - 413 x 2 = 826. They are used to helping out with marshalling events. 

Publicity?  Mr Shanley of Spectrum....?

Sounds a Great Idea!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Steve Tromans on January 06, 2013, 01:01:15 PM
Make it during first two weeks in July and I would be delighted to join in :D
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: lubricated on January 06, 2013, 08:53:46 PM
Will we need a License ?   ;)
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 07, 2013, 08:04:41 AM
I would suggest a meeting with the mayor.  Does anybody out here have a Guinness Book of Records that we could take?  (Virtully any organised thing needs a licence)  As soon as I meet Carmen and she's not busy I'll have a chat with her for advice.  Via the town hall would be the best way to organise the life guards and Policia Local.

Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Dave Carter on January 07, 2013, 09:17:59 AM
Fantastic idea Quenton.
Great publicity for Naturist Vera Playa.
Angie and me are game, only need 411 more !!!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Gary Dutton on January 07, 2013, 09:22:34 AM
me too - if the dates are OK
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Paul F on January 07, 2013, 09:25:27 AM
I would be happy to provide some sponsorship and also promote the event through my advertising and marketing streams.
Please feel free to contact me paul@nextstopalmeria.com
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: alanchic on January 07, 2013, 10:57:27 AM
I am sure all residents of VP will participate in this event,however to make up the numbers it makes sense to do it in August,when the Spanish are here on holiday.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on January 07, 2013, 11:27:46 AM
A couple of people have mentioned August as this is when the Spanish are here. I agree the Spanish numbers will go up and if this is what people want then no formal date has yet been set.

That said, If we take into account June is a popular busy month. We have access to

All the urbanisations in VP, (I suspect that in all apartments in all of them the numbers must be high)
Vera Playa Hotel, this is the largest naturist hotel in Europe,
The good will of the popular Chirringuitos with posters displayed for two weeks before (or more)
Two English newspapers
Spectrum Radio
Spanish newspapers and radio

I think that in Vera Playa at the end of June we can easily break 413 people in the sea at the same time.

I am open to ideas, but August is a very hot and very busy time there, June is just that bit more relaxed and comfortable.

Quent
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Lumberjock on January 07, 2013, 11:33:29 AM
Sounds like a good idea. We are only sorry we can't take part as our holiday in Vera Playa end on 16 June.
John & Jean
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 07, 2013, 11:54:36 AM
I'm just thinking, is there a Spanish Fiesta day any time in June?  The Spanish are here in large numbers then.  I'll have a look to see if I can find out.

I can see both perspectives,  August the beach is very busy,  and 'managing' the formalities of a 'World Record Attempt' would be challenging.

We probably can't come back for June, already committed to a month's grandchild minding in June in the UK.  But we'll be 'supporting from afar'!

Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 07, 2013, 12:04:37 PM
St Juan is on 24th,  that's a holiday day in Mojacar,  St James Day is 25th but so far as I can see it is only a holiday in Galicia.  So weekend of 22nd / 23rd would probably be best weekend to choose, certainly Mojacar is normally very busy around St Juan.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on January 07, 2013, 12:51:19 PM
If San Juan is Monday 24th....then the original idea of Saturday 22nd seems good, The Spanish will be 'in town' for the weekend no doubt.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: James on January 07, 2013, 07:34:52 PM
Please pick a date ASAP, and decide if we're going to do this as a community.

You see, I'm supposed to arrive, late evening, on June 22nd, but I would't miss this for the world if you're going with it. Flight's aren't booked yet, but I'd readily alter plans to arrive on the 21st and take part.

Lubricated's idea of all participants chucking a couple of euro in a pot -an 'entry fee' for charity- also appeals.

And while being part of a world record is a nice idea, maybe it's best not to fixate on numbers. Even falling a long way short, 200-250, we'd still raise 500 euro for a designated charity. Surely that's something to feel good about in itself?

If it's the weekend of 22nd/23rd June, count me in.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on January 07, 2013, 09:37:08 PM
FYI Jun 2nd is World Naturist day. I think FEN are planning activities.
If so, this could attract non naturists as well.
Acceptance of Naturism should be part of the agenda if possible IMHO.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 08, 2013, 09:36:57 AM
Phi B-C Has agreed to produce a poster for us,  and he is planning to do a 'photo montage',  Ideally he would like a / some naturist beach photos with lots of people.  Of course these must be copyright free.  If anybody has anything suitable can you let me know asap,  we'd like 2 posters, one to be out as soon as possible asking people to participate in planning the event and then one before Easter to inform of the actual event (presuming it is to be in June it is important to have posters out then as the Spanish will be here in large numbers for Easter). 
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: pamnbru on January 08, 2013, 09:50:10 AM
Only just spotted this thread, must be slipping! Bruno and I are both members of the Lions. We have a meeting this Wednesday, I?ll bring up the subject of helping provide marshalls etc then. Several other local Lions are naturists so at least a few of us will not have any issues.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on January 08, 2013, 10:40:10 AM
The more beach photographs the better, including head & shoulder shots with happy smiley faces.
Cut down on Maureen's work and email them direct to me at: phil@philbc.freeserve.co.uk
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: seth on January 08, 2013, 03:10:01 PM
I think the  22nd is a good date, also James  idea for entry fee for charity,if its June add me & Dotty to list.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: James on January 08, 2013, 04:20:16 PM
I think the  22nd is a good date, also James  idea for entry fee for charity,if its June add me & Dotty to list.

Not my idea, Seth, but Lubricated's on page 1. I merely jumped on Lubricated's idea as a terrific way, whether the record is broken or not, of raising some cash for charity. The Lions have a proud history of raising money for charity, across the UK (and in Spain) and I don't imagine there'd be too many dissenting voices about a small entry fee to be part of it, although I recognise that formalising all of that, collecting money etc, makes the logistics a little more difficult. A voluntary contribution, perhaps, organised by the Lions, with a few charity buckets at Tiggers (or wherever this is to be organised) being rattled around might make for a more straightforward process of gathering the cash, and maybe posters or publicity just needs to suggest participants (and spectators) make a voluntary contribution to charity. I'll merrily toss 10 euro into a bucket just to involved.


If it's the 22nd, I'll see you there!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 08, 2013, 04:58:21 PM
I think the idea of an entry fee may put some people off.  In my experience, the Spanish don't really understand charity, I suppose they won't much understand the idea of the Guinness Book of Records either. We'll have a better idea if we manage to recruit a Spanish volunteer organiser and see how this can best be handled.  If we raise funds I feel that it should be for the flood victims / repairs / reconstruction,  but we need to progress carefully on this one.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: whatapieceofworkisman on January 08, 2013, 10:35:48 PM
The more beach photographs the better, including head & shoulder shots with happy smiley faces.
Cut down on Maureen's work and email them direct to me at: phil@philbc.freeserve.co.uk

After the outcry last year about the Web Cams on the Beach and comments posted under "Ashamed to be a Naturist".... "Not all the people targeted, were as innocent as perhaps that couple described. At least one voyeur & people taking photos were challenged & the Guardia called over the weekend"

......do I detect a degree of hypocrisy on the Forum over the use of cameras on the beach??
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on January 08, 2013, 11:58:01 PM
I think the idea of an entry fee may put some people off.  In my experience, the Spanish don't really understand charity, I suppose they won't much understand the idea of the Guinness Book of Records either. We'll have a better idea if we manage to recruit a Spanish volunteer organiser and see how this can best be handled.  If we raise funds I feel that it should be for the flood victims / repairs / reconstruction,  but we need to progress carefully on this one.

I suggest you contact FEN. I'm sure that they would appreciate being involved and can help a lot.
fen@naturismo.org
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 09, 2013, 09:27:17 AM
The more beach photographs the better, including head & shoulder shots with happy smiley faces.
Cut down on Maureen's work and email them direct to me at: phil@philbc.freeserve.co.uk

After the outcry last year about the Web Cams on the Beach and comments posted under "Ashamed to be a Naturist".... "Not all the people targeted, were as innocent as perhaps that couple described. At least one voyeur & people taking photos were challenged & the Guardia called over the weekend"

......do I detect a degree of hypocrisy on the Forum over the use of cameras on the beach??

For the 30 years or more that we have been naturists, the same rules have applied,  do not photograph people who are not happy to be photographed, and certainly do not publish any photographs in any medium without the specific permission of its subjects.  I have been on the beach and watched strange people wondering about furtively taking pictures (often specifically of children)  and this is clearly not acceptable.  I have also posed for pictures that have been sent off to BN to be published,  there is a clear difference, for any right minded person, between these two activities.  We are looking for images of the latter type.

Please, when we have a lovely, positive, idea and thread going here, with lots of enthusiasm, can we refrain from this type of debate???
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on January 09, 2013, 09:32:34 AM
The more beach photographs the better, including head & shoulder shots with happy smiley faces.
Cut down on Maureen's work and email them direct to me at: phil@philbc.freeserve.co.uk

After the outcry last year about the Web Cams on the Beach and comments posted under "Ashamed to be a Naturist".... "Not all the people targeted, were as innocent as perhaps that couple described. At least one voyeur & people taking photos were challenged & the Guardia called over the weekend"

......do I detect a degree of hypocrisy on the Forum over the use of cameras on the beach??

With all due respect, I think that the perceived fear last year of a worldwide accessible Vera Playa "voyeurcam" on the internet is a little different to a few discrete / tasteful posters displayed in local bars / restaurants which promote the area and also benefit charity.

For the purpose of the poster, submitted photographs taken on the beach should obviously have the subject's permission and, out of respect, any strangers in the background should not be recognisable.

It was just thought that a poster advocating a World record skinny dip attempt should depict more than an empty beach but I am open to suggestions. 
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: glyn9907 on January 09, 2013, 11:32:51 AM
Fantastic Idea put Kay and me down for two, as Vice president of Vera and District Lions I know of at least 7 members who are naturists, and would be glad to help, unfortunately the majority are not naturists , but will ask anyway.

As for the licence I dont think it will be required, but better check anyway.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 09, 2013, 12:13:05 PM
Excellent, thank you Glyn.

We are looking for more helpers for the planning stage.  Specifically,  lubricated and mo are off to UK April / May time for 6 weeks,  we will be gone by then,  if we don't have somebody to 'take the reigns' for the whole period between now and the event, I don't think it can go ahead. 

Put the word out, not everybody visits VP friends (strangely enough) -  we still urgently need translator,  somebody to take the lead in VP (either totally, or supporting lubricated and mo) and others.

Cheers
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 11, 2013, 05:04:33 PM
I have had a reply from the Spanish Naturist Federation suggesting the date of 21st July,  which is an event all across Spain (The day without bathing suits).  I think [as I believe the participants have to stay in the water for a fixed period of time (?10 mins)] that the warmer the sea, the better. 
I know the discussion of dates is not helpful for those of you who are looking at being here for a fortnight this summer - but we need to get it right!

An interesting link  http://fen-naturismo.blogspot.com.es/2011/09/reportaje-del-encuentro-del-sur-de.html (http://fen-naturismo.blogspot.com.es/2011/09/reportaje-del-encuentro-del-sur-de.html)  to,  I think a photo of last year's event,  and this one http://www.naturismo.org/acontecimientos/diasinbanyadorse.html (http://www.naturismo.org/acontecimientos/diasinbanyadorse.html) explains the principal of the day.  It's a principal that many of us would be happy to promote /share.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 11, 2013, 11:22:00 PM
Hmmm, 21 July would be good for us - we don't leave until 23 July!  We'd be happy to join in.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 13, 2013, 11:06:22 AM
I think we are about settled with joining in with the Spanish day on 21st July.  People who have agreed to help in the planning stage are:
Quenton & Gill
Lubricated (Chris) & Mo
David & Angie
Pam & Bru
John and Maureen
Paul F (Publicity and maybe some sponsorship if required)
Richard Shanley (Publicity / Spectrum fm Euroweekly)
Phil BC  (Advertising design)
The Lions (Marshalling / counting / verifying, if required)

As this 'Day without swimsuits' has been going on for some years, on the third Sunday in July,  I am waiting for a response from the Spanish federation about what we specifically need to do in preparation,  and as soon as I have any more details I will post again.  I have tentatively arranged to go with Carmen to the Town Hall on a 'fact finding' visit on Wednesday,  unless the Spanish Federation informs me that they will deal with the authorities etc.  It may be that all our role needs to be is publicity / liaising with the Guinness Book of Records, and liaising with the Spanish organisers will take care of everything else.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 14, 2013, 11:11:44 PM
In planning the organisation of the event, would it be possible to include some means of storing people's valuables while they're in the water?  Perhaps a marshal's tent could be provided, with storage against people's entry numbers?  If not, I can see that many couples won't both go in the water, and this will reduce the potential bathers considerably.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 15, 2013, 08:02:46 AM
I'll pass that on when we find out what our role will be,  good suggestion, we can feel like 'proper athletes'.  Where will we get 500 supermarket baskets?  Maybe Vera Natura chiringuito will let us have a 'cloakroom' there.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 15, 2013, 11:12:05 AM
Where will we get 500 supermarket baskets?  Maybe Vera Natura chiringuito will let us have a 'cloakroom' there.

All that's needed is a pile of plastic bags and a marker pen.  Put keys/money/etc in bag, tie it up, write entry number on bag, store securely.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 15, 2013, 01:27:24 PM
Yes, it was a pretty weak attempt at humour!  John says I should stop trying!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Gary Dutton on January 15, 2013, 02:20:49 PM
Now there's a thought.... wearing a cloak in VP.  I guess we'll be next to ask for a volunteer sorting hat!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: seth on January 15, 2013, 03:59:15 PM
A water proof marker pen write number on entrants shoulder and same number on bagand as has been said store with marsalls keeping watch only letting in people with numbers. also it would be a way to keep count of how many took part.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 15, 2013, 07:44:49 PM
Yes, it was a pretty weak attempt at humour!  John says I should stop trying!

Where's the "joke" smiley??
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 16, 2013, 10:16:06 AM
Ha Ha,  I'm not very good at smileys either,  I only use them by accident when I get too enthusiastic with the punctuation, and then I don't know what they mean!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 16, 2013, 05:51:59 PM
Okay, so today I went to the Town Hall with Carmen (for guidance) - first to the Tourist Information Office,  where they greeted the idea with enthusiasm.  They suggested that we make a request for the town hall to help us,  so we went to the official office and filed an 'Istancia', basically asking for 'Collaboration' from the Town Hall,  for this world record attempt.  All very simple,  I hope it is productive. 
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 16, 2013, 10:59:30 PM
Excellent!  Look forward to more news.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on January 17, 2013, 12:31:22 AM
Okay, so today I went to the Town Hall with Carmen (for guidance) - first to the Tourist Information Office,  where they greeted the idea with enthusiasm.  They suggested that we make a request for the town hall to help us,  so we went to the official office and filed an 'Istancia', basically asking for 'Collaboration' from the Town Hall,  for this world record attempt.  All very simple,  I hope it is productive.
Great stuff.
This is how a successful nude photo shoot was held on Blackpool Promenade last summer.  :o
On the face of it, do you need to bother with the last element that we did? This was was telling the police we had the consent of the other two?   :-\
On personal reflection it wouldn't do any harm.  :)
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: pamnbru on January 17, 2013, 07:15:45 AM
Brilliant, Maureen, well done. All looking good.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 17, 2013, 09:59:32 AM
The more we can do to raise the profile of naturism,  both to non-naturist people, and also to the town hall etc, the better.  I think they are slowly getting the message.  There was an article in Euroweekly a couple of weeks ago about how important naturists are to the economy of the whole of Andalucia.  How vital are we to the economy of Vera?  We know,  but the politicians and senior officials probably don't.  The staff in the tourist information office and the office where we filed the Istancia were very good and very positive, though, and wished us good luck.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on January 17, 2013, 11:43:36 AM
I have just read the entry about peoples clothes / valuables being left unattended as they go in the water. I was researching the other attempts over last couple of years and saw that one attempt in 'cold' Wales where there were marker posts every 3 or 4 yards with a number on. This is where people left their belongings and when they came out the water they went straight to their stuff.

I think this would be a good idea for us, and have a 'marshall / responsible adult' at each or every couple to look after the things. This will give more people more confidence in going in and staying in.

Here is the link to the video on The Telegraph page

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/wales/8586380/World-skinny-dipping-record-attempted-in-Wales.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/wales/8586380/World-skinny-dipping-record-attempted-in-Wales.html)
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 17, 2013, 04:41:29 PM
I have just read the entry about peoples clothes / valuables being left unattended as they go in the water. I was researching the other attempts over last couple of years and saw that one attempt in 'cold' Wales where there were marker posts every 3 or 4 yards with a number on. This is where people left their belongings and when they came out the water they went straight to their stuff.

I think this would be a good idea for us, and have a 'marshall / responsible adult' at each or every couple to look after the things. This will give more people more confidence in going in and staying in.

That's certainly another way of doing it, although I'd imagine more marshals would be required than if there was a central "tent".  Whilst it's true that naturists are invariably honest and reliable, an event like this will undoubtedly attract low-life thieves - so good provision for securing people's valuables is vital.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on January 17, 2013, 06:14:15 PM
Sorry People I have now changed my email address (just in case anyone might be sending suitable photographs) .... Forget the old Freeserve one, it's now philb.c@btinternet.com
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: scottyglenrothesbbare on January 22, 2013, 05:37:26 PM

Here is a link to todays Edinburgh Evening News
Lets hope Vera can beat this attempt
http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/hundreds-of-nude-dippers-in-charity-world-record-bid-1-2750883 (http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/hundreds-of-nude-dippers-in-charity-world-record-bid-1-2750883)
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on January 22, 2013, 06:37:24 PM

Here is a link to todays Edinburgh Evening News
Lets hope Vera can beat this attempt
[url]http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/hundreds-of-nude-dippers-in-charity-world-record-bid-1-2750883[/url] ([url]http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/hundreds-of-nude-dippers-in-charity-world-record-bid-1-2750883[/url])

There's one in Essex as well.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 22, 2013, 08:26:29 PM
There's one in Essex as well.

And Dorset, and Wales.  We need to go for 600-700 people to get a proper record!
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on January 23, 2013, 09:06:41 AM
Looks like we will need a few more in the water in July as it would appear that the record was broken on 30th December in New Zealand with the new number being 506.
It looks like the organisers utilised a camping event when a lot of people were present, so maybe our day utilising the Spanish "day without swimwear" is a good idea. Here is the link, nothing on Guinness yet ....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1212/S00691/world-skinny-dip-record-attempt-a-success.htm (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1212/S00691/world-skinny-dip-record-attempt-a-success.htm)
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: dandj on January 23, 2013, 09:24:58 PM
We've just booked Vera Playa Hotel , arriving June 20th, so if it is taking place on June 22nd there's two of us more than happy to join in.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on January 24, 2013, 12:27:14 AM
Looks like we will need a few more in the water in July as it would appear that the record was broken on 30th December in New Zealand with the new number being 506.
It looks like the organisers utilised a camping event when a lot of people were present, so maybe our day utilising the Spanish "day without swimwear" is a good idea. Here is the link, nothing on Guinness yet ....

[url]http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1212/S00691/world-skinny-dip-record-attempt-a-success.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1212/S00691/world-skinny-dip-record-attempt-a-success.htm[/url])

I have read somewhere that the NZ attempt was invalid as they used two venues.
This was in the context that the (currently) 4 British venues cannot just add their numbers together.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 24, 2013, 01:01:29 AM
We've just booked Vera Playa Hotel , arriving June 20th, so if it is taking place on June 22nd there's two of us more than happy to join in.

I don't think you've read the whole thread - the date is now in July.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on January 24, 2013, 01:02:15 AM
I have read somewhere that the NZ attempt was invalid as they used two venues.
This was in the context that the (currently) 4 British venues cannot just add their numbers together.

That was an earlier attempt in NZ.
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on January 27, 2013, 09:43:18 PM
Well the official Guinness Book of Records application is in. It is set for 12:00 mid day on SUNDAY 21st JULY 2013.

All we need now is five hundred and so... or many more... nudie dudies in the sea at the same time, so that we can get proof and then we will all be "record breakers"... Roy Castle would be proud of us... !

So with Euro Weekly, Sol Times, Spectrum FM, Chirrunguitos, bars, Spanish press, Spanish "day without swim suits" etc etc.. I reackon were on a winner here guys....

So I'll raise this glass of Old Speckled Hen English ale here in freezing Worcestershire and toast a hot successful day in July on my favourite beach in the world......... Cheers  :y
Title: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on January 28, 2013, 09:22:11 AM
Excellent!

Alan, our star webmmaster, is going to give this its own category on the forum - coming soon,  so let's keep the momentum going and spread the news far and wide!  Phil, will think about wording for the posters today.

Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: jonandeve on January 30, 2013, 07:15:49 PM
Pity we're not at VP until August. We'd love to be part of this!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Sun4us on January 31, 2013, 09:31:24 AM
I read somewhere that Monarch have resumed flights from Manchester to Almeria airport this year?  ?:)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: David Ball on January 31, 2013, 07:49:55 PM
Yes that is true, they on the 2nd May on Thursdays, and Sundays, also Thomas Cook, and Thompsons.
 ?:) ?:) ?:)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 05, 2013, 06:35:22 PM
....................... Phil, will think about wording for the posters today.

??????
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 08, 2013, 09:29:57 AM
I know, I keep thinking about it!  Should it be for the whole weekend or just for the skinny dip?  No doubt the Spanish Jungle drums will inform people about the Saturday Walk / Run (at short notice).  Have asked Pam for more info when she sees Luis from Puntonat.

I'll keep it simple, get translation checked this morning and send it this afternoon.

Sorry for delay!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 08, 2013, 09:37:23 AM
No problem Maureen
I would have thought that less is more on the text front.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 08, 2013, 09:43:28 AM
This is what I'm thinking - need to check how to say an equivalent to 'Skinny Dipping'

Vera Playa
21/07/2013,
Dia Sin Ba?adores 
12:00 mediod?a
R?cord  Mundial
World Record Attempt
World's Largest Skinny Dip 

Don't think we can use Guinness Logo unless we employ their adjudicator and only then 2 weeks before and after. 
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 08, 2013, 12:28:33 PM
OK, lets do a mock-up and see how it looks  :)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 10, 2013, 10:07:57 AM

A low resolution "version 1" poster .... run it around the block and see if the wheels fall off !
Totally open to any and all suggestions for improvement ?

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on February 10, 2013, 10:49:15 AM
Looking good!

However, there's a big mistake in the Spanish text.  Should read "D?a Sin Ba?adores"
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Paul F on February 10, 2013, 11:23:27 AM
Looking good but in addition to the missing ?, in the Spanish section should there not be a reference to "attempt" rather than just stating World Record.
I'm not certain if this is the correct use for the future tense but something along the lines of "Un intento de r?cord mundial".

Don't forget that I did offer sponsorship to assist with printing etc.
Perhaps with a couple more sponsors logos accross the bottom you could cover all of the prinitng costs.
Just a thought!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 10, 2013, 12:51:30 PM
First priority, lets get the spelling and wording correct (both in English & Spanish).

I would have thought that the less text the better. Having said that, what about mentioning proceeds to charity etc ?

Also (not being a member of FaceBook) .... is the text "correct" on that section ?

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Sun4us on February 10, 2013, 01:24:06 PM
Very good Phil B-C. Agreed dialogue needs to be brief, and Spanish and English should suffice. Although perhaps preferable  to be in an invitation mode? "Come along and help to break the World's Record.....etc etc." And, importantly, everyone needs a clue as to where VP is. (for those unfortunate enough to have never visited)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Gary Dutton on February 10, 2013, 01:32:25 PM
Hi
I have contacted GNI (gay naturists international) and hope to be able to add a few more people to support this event.
G
ps - have been told that bears week starts the following day so there may be people arriving early and will join in
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 10, 2013, 02:01:47 PM
Very good Phil B-C. Agreed dialogue needs to be brief, and Spanish and English should suffice. Although perhaps preferable  to be in an invitation mode? "Come along and help to break the World's Record.....etc etc." And, importantly, everyone needs a clue as to where VP is. (for those unfortunate enough to have never visited)
..... "perhaps preferable  to be in an invitation mode? "Come along and help to break the World's Record.....etc etc.""  .... Whilst trying to keep the text brief that's a good point / well presented and could swell the numbers !

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 10, 2013, 05:15:34 PM
The ? popped up because the n with the squiggle wouldn't work from my computer.

I have a problem with the incorporation of the 'bears'.  I am told that last year the behaviour of some of them (particularly in Vera Natura and the pool area,) well, shall we say, it did not conform to accepted naturist norms.  We know of a young family who were resident at Vera Natura at the time that were outraged at the 'goings on'  in the pool.

I have been tryng to get feedback from a native Spanish speaker, I'll take the first draft to Hotel St right now.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 10, 2013, 07:02:07 PM
Right,  have been to Hotel St and the consensus (of native Spanish speakers) is that it's not that simple.....
To say 'World Record Attempt'  you need to say.
"Intentamos conseguir el Record Mundial"

To say  "World Record Skinny Dip"

You would say

"Participa en 'el despelote' mas grande del mundo"

Hmm - less is more?  Not in Spanish!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Dotty on February 10, 2013, 07:22:15 PM
Well done Maureen, what would we do without you?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 10, 2013, 07:49:21 PM
Hmm - we do try, Dotty,  but very often, we fail!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on February 10, 2013, 10:56:20 PM
I think the photo is good, but do you have permission to use it?
I'm hoping that the posters (English and Spanish) can be used to send to the INF/FNI for publicity.
On their calendar, Newsletter, e-mail to each Federation.
This would mean that French and German versions would be needed.
I think they would do the translation but perhaps quicker if we do it for them?
Is there going to be a web location for detailed info. Times, directions, other arrangements?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 11, 2013, 09:38:04 AM
We are OK to use the photo and for French / German versions it takes just a couple of mouse clicks if someone else provides the translations.

Phil

Version 3:
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on February 11, 2013, 12:36:39 PM
We are OK to use the photo and for French / German versions it takes just a couple of mouse clicks if someone else provides the translations.

Phil

Version 3:
I have replied by PM Phil.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 12, 2013, 09:49:07 AM
Don't forget that I did offer sponsorship to assist with printing etc.
Perhaps with a couple more sponsors logos accross the bottom you could cover all of the prinitng costs.
Just a thought!

Thanks Paul,  I'll get off to the print shop later today for a quote and get back to you. 
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 14, 2013, 12:13:54 PM
Low resolution copy of the Swiss / German version ....

Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on February 14, 2013, 08:06:57 PM
Can we please have a new page on the website with the details for the Skinny Dip on it. It can evolve as things get firmed up but for others to promote the event there must be ONE PLACE to refer to. Hopefully with a very short address.

This is needed ASAP so that other organisations can promote the event. (at the moment you need to ask people to join the forum and wade through the posts. Sadly only a few will bother)
The address for this needs to be on the posters.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on February 14, 2013, 11:53:04 PM
I would love to put up a new page on the website but to do that I need help, at the moment I don't have much material to put on it, so would anybody like to contribute to the new page. Once I get something to go on there I'll put a page up. At the moment I don't really have much more than Date, Time, Place and Party Plane I think we need more.


So please help



Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 15, 2013, 08:48:03 AM
Can we please have a new page on the website with the details for the Skinny Dip on it. It can evolve as things get firmed up but for others to promote the event there must be ONE PLACE to refer to. Hopefully with a very short address.

This is needed ASAP so that other organisations can promote the event. (at the moment you need to ask people to join the forum and wade through the posts. Sadly only a few will bother)
The address for this needs to be on the posters.
Some good points raised there .... To be able to view the page without having to be a member / the page address on the poster also, what if the poster could also be downloaded ?

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 15, 2013, 08:58:23 AM
I would love to put up a new page on the website but to do that I need help, at the moment I don't have much material to put on it, so would anybody like to contribute to the new page. Once I get something to go on there I'll put a page up. At the moment I don't really have much more than Date, Time, Place and Party Plane I think we need more.
So please help
Alan
Hi Alan,
I think for the time being just a freely accessable information page that states "date / time / place" etc and perhaps progress to date that cannot be contributed to, which would keep it short and limit it to official announcements only ?
Obviously a link to the forum for those who might want to provide input.

Phil 
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on February 15, 2013, 02:45:46 PM
OK,


As requested a new page has been added to the main website with the shortest address that I could use veraplayafriends.com/skinnydip (http://veraplayafriends.com/skinnydip)


I've put as much information on it as I could find but to keep it up to date I need your help. If there is anything that you think is missing or should be on there, have any suggestions or contributions then please let me know either here or pm me.


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 15, 2013, 03:11:25 PM
Perfect Alan, well done.

Latest low resolution versions of the English / Spanish (3.1) and the English / German (4.1) posters with the new website link are below.
Hi-resolution versions will be available as soon as the final design, text etc is approved.

Phil


Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 20, 2013, 10:02:53 AM
Sorry for the delay,  Phil.

For the last 4 days I've been posting,  messaging, emailing and texting to get people on the Party Plane.

Here is the French translation,  sorry, it's very 'wordy'.  There's no simple translation, apparently!

Nous essayons de gagner le record mondial

Du plus grand nombre de pesonne "a poil!"

PARTICIPEZ!  TOUS A POIL
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 21, 2013, 10:36:53 AM
Whoops we appear to have lost the starting time so here goes with version 3.2 (Spanish) and 4.2 (German) both with the time reinserted.

French version to follow shortly.

Phil

Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 22, 2013, 09:11:48 AM
More good news, we have got the necessary permission from Vera Town Hall for the Skinny Dip and offers of help! Will see if I can fit in a trip back there with Carmen (El Balconcito) before we leave. If not, Quenton, I'll have to hand over the reigns!  When's lubricated back?  Does anybody know?  As soon as I have a translated copy of response from Town Hall I will post it and also forward a copy of the original to fen.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 22, 2013, 09:39:12 AM
Permission AND offers of help .... we are definitely cooking on gas - well done Maureen
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on February 22, 2013, 11:26:18 AM
Yes, really well done Maureen. Great job!  :)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: ramps on February 22, 2013, 02:17:22 PM
Hello Everyone
Just catching up with this news and although I am not a Naturist I do use Hotel Street when staying at Thalassa - what a great place and some lovely people. Anyway I don't know if you can loosely call skinny dipping a sport but what about the following. I know Mike Bushell from the BBC1 Sports and he often covers crazy (sports) things (hence my question of it being a sport of any kind) I could ask him what his thoughts were and if in any way it can be plugged as part of his assignments - would you like me to give it a go at the very least he may put you in contact with someone at the BBC who maybe interested in covering it
Cheers
Andy

Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 22, 2013, 05:35:38 PM
Low resolution French version (skinny dip 5) below.

All versions will be available in high resolution via email on request once finally approved (the file size too big to post on the forum).

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on February 22, 2013, 08:26:06 PM
Puli,


If you send me the Hi-res versions I'll put them on the main site skinny dip page for download


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 23, 2013, 09:18:14 AM
Hi Ramps

Non naturists are very welcome on Vera Playa Friends,  so long as they are Naturist tolerant. 

I can only speak for myself (some naturists are a little more coy).  Mike Bushell (or anybody else for that matter) would be very welcome to come,  I can only think, though, though, that it would be a lot cheaper and easier logistically for the beeb to cover one of the charity events in the UK this summer,  though they might consist of a higher proportion of people less willing to be filmed etc.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 23, 2013, 10:23:23 AM
Puli,

If you send me the Hi-res versions I'll put them on the main site skinny dip page for download

Alan

Hi Alan,
All winging their way to you as we speak.

Phil ("Puli"  :) )
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 23, 2013, 10:25:36 AM
Just a thought, would it be a good idea to have some sort of "I intend to partake in the World record sign-up page" ?

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 23, 2013, 06:15:05 PM
Full size posters ......

English / Spanish
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 23, 2013, 06:17:43 PM
Full size English / German ....
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on February 23, 2013, 06:18:57 PM
Full size English / French ....
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on February 27, 2013, 06:12:33 PM
Puli,

If you send me the Hi-res versions I'll put them on the main site skinny dip page for download

Alan

Hi Alan,
All winging their way to you as we speak.

Phil ("Puli"  :) )

I have just sent in a promotional piece to the International Naturist Federation for their newsletter based on and linked to this webpage's Skinny Dip page.
It mentions the posters. Can they be made available from direct links on the skinny dip page?

I have also contacted the Irish Naturist Federation and asked for their help.

I have also contacted Denise at El Zorro Naturist Campsite (near Puerto Lumbreras) and she is a supporter of the attempt and has offered to help the promotion and can also help with translation for a Dutch poster.  :)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on February 28, 2013, 05:16:33 PM
I've just updated the Skinny Dip page and added poster download links as requested


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on March 05, 2013, 10:08:04 PM
The INF have issued their newsletter to all the World's Naturist Federations today. :)
It is also available on the BN website.
This is the article:

Guinness World Record Skinny Dip Attempt
at Vera Playa, Spain

The Vera Playa Friends are an informal group that share information about this Naturist village and beach in Andalucía, Spain. They are planning to challenge the current Guinness World Record for the number of people simultaneously skinny dipping together. The event will be held in Vera Playa on Sunday 21st July at midday and is bound to be good fun! The record is currently held by New Zealand - a mere 506, so should be a cake walk for us! The organisation is well underway with the Guinness Book of Records, Town Hall (essential in these parts!) and Spanish Naturist Federation all on board.
All we need is at least 507 willing participants – They would love as many as possible of you to come and join in.
Please support this excellent opportunity to demonstrate International Collaboration, do your bit to further public acceptance of Naturism and enjoy yourself!
The event is part of FEN’s ‘Day without Swimsuits’ promotion.
To help you promote this event in your own country, publicity posters have been produced in Spanish, English, German and French. (Dutch will follow shortly)
Further information is here (and will be added to as it is confirmed): Vera Playa Record Skinny Dip
http://www.veraplayafriends.com/forum/index.php/page,22.html (http://www.veraplayafriends.com/forum/index.php/page,22.html)“
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on March 07, 2013, 04:45:36 PM
High resolution of the Dutch version (skinny dip 6)

Phil
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on March 07, 2013, 05:04:18 PM
I've changed Phil's attachment to the Hi-Res version and put a link to it on the skinny dip page on the main website


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on March 07, 2013, 07:00:15 PM
Thanks Guys  :)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on March 21, 2013, 09:48:04 AM
Here is the English only poster from Phil-BC, thanks Phil.


I've also put it on the skinny dip page


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on March 21, 2013, 01:42:21 PM
Here is the English only poster from Phil-BC, thanks Phil.

I've also put it on the skinny dip page

Alan

I have posted this update in the following locations.
BN Forum, Naturist Corner Forum, Naturist Events, G Manchester Naturists and Blackpool Club Facebook Groups, 2 Yahoo Groups I am a member of.
I've printed the poster off to put up at my club (Liverpool).
If this is going to be successful, now is the time for us all to promote it hard.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on March 25, 2013, 08:12:41 PM
Phil-BC has brought it to my attention that the posters can't be downloaded unless you are logged in to the forum. This means that non-members (guests) can't download the posters at all. So I have changed the links on the Skinny Dip page http://www.veraplayafriends.com/skinnydip (http://www.veraplayafriends.com/skinnydip) so that they can be downloaded by anyone regardless of status, logged in or not.


Alan
Title: How to we get involved?
Post by: johniai on June 16, 2013, 07:29:55 PM
Hi, I'm sure it must be here somewhere but I have missed it.  How do we go about joining in, is it register somewhere in advance or just turn up on the day?  We are hoping to book a few days in the area and just want to confirm that it is going ahead as planned.  Thanks, John
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on June 17, 2013, 01:29:43 PM
The skinny dip world record attempt is still scheduled for 12:00 Sunday 21st July... There is NO need to register, etc. The planned location is looking to be somewhere close to Sol y Luna, but that may change, but I doubt by far.
Will post more in next week or so on here with updates....
Still got fingers crossed and with luck the Guinness World Record should come to Vera Playa...
Quenton
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on June 17, 2013, 02:11:15 PM
After H&E magazine published my private e-mail address in their article about this skinny dip, thank god for Google translate, just did Russian replies....
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on June 30, 2013, 06:51:55 PM
Is it too early to ask what the level of interest has been?  Any idea of possible numbers, or will it depend largely on last-minute entrants?  We're flying out on 9 July for a couple of weeks, so I'll definitely be up for the skinnydip attempt.  How are the preparations going for the marshalling, entry-logging, etc?  Any help needed?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 01, 2013, 10:24:41 AM
The preparations so far have all gone to plan, one or two things we are still trying to sort out in the last three weeks... but it is Spain...
Numbers, well thats the 64,000 dollar question, there was an article by Theresa O'Shay who does the Spanish pages in H&E this month saying the record was now 516, I have logged into the Guinness Record web site on my application page and it is still showing 413. So were going for more than 413.
The naturist 'zone' I expect to be in full occupation at that time, as will be the Vera Playa Hotel, then there are all the other naturists coming into the area on the day.
Also it was agreed months ago to change the date to 21st July as it's Dia Sin Banadores (day without swimsuits) organised by the Federacion Espanola de Naturismo http://www.naturismo.org/acontecimientos/diasinbanyadorse.html (http://www.naturismo.org/acontecimientos/diasinbanyadorse.html)
Ismail Rodrigo is the force behind this and he is pushing it via his facebook and web site, so with all of that taken into account I can see us getting more than 413.
I will do another update in next few days.
Quenton
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Lubrinbears on July 02, 2013, 08:04:39 AM
We are going on hols in a couple of weeks and unfortunately can join in the record attempt but we went down to VP this last w/e for a visit to our flat and were surprised that there were only a few posters around advertising the skinny dip and they all looked a bit old and tired. Can I suggest that you do a new one and put it up asap all over the area, after all it is less than 3 weeks a way now.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 02, 2013, 01:12:40 PM
Bit of info for the Guinness Record Skinny Dip...

All still on track for the world record attempt at 12:00 mid day on Sunday 21st July. Finalising the last few things such as Policia Local, Ambulance on standby, Life Guards... but all else seems sorted.

For info ... The Vera Lions are kindly providing the marshalls, it has been decided to use charity 'buckets' on the day to collect for the Gema Gonzales Fund charity, this little girl suffers from cerebal palsey and Vera Lions have just purchased her a walking frame, but in her village there are 7 other children all with major physical or mental disorders the fund will administer help for these and any other child suffering the same afflictions.

Will post more in next few days... Lets all keep our fingers crossed it's not a red flag day like last week. ;-(
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on July 02, 2013, 01:42:49 PM
A noble and worthy cause, actually puts the record attempt into second place
I assume that, in the unlikely event of a red flag, the collection will still go ahead ?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 12, 2013, 01:13:31 PM
The word seems to have spread, the attempt is now in La Voz Almeria, the link to the online newspaper version is

http://www.lavozdealmeria.es/movil/vernoticia.asp?IdNoticia=44995&IdSeccion=3 (http://www.lavozdealmeria.es/movil/vernoticia.asp?IdNoticia=44995&IdSeccion=3)

A company called Naturist Travel has posted the links...this is

http://www.naturisttravel.net/reviews_view.asp?t=+Skinny+dip+record+bid&id=988&cid=1 (http://www.naturisttravel.net/reviews_view.asp?t=+Skinny+dip+record+bid&id=988&cid=1)

Europa Press Andulacia have run an article and their link is

http://www.naturisttravel.net/reviews_view.asp?t=+Skinny+dip+record+bid&id=988&cid=1 (http://www.naturisttravel.net/reviews_view.asp?t=+Skinny+dip+record+bid&id=988&cid=1)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 12, 2013, 01:17:16 PM
Had a call from Steve Easthope at Bar Balconcito, His MAGNIFICENT wife Carmen has been invaluable with the translations at Vera Town Hall, the major of Vera wants to interview us both next week, looking good if we've got the major's full support (as mentioned in the Voz Almeria article..see below)

On a seperate note I see from the same article that there is a naturist fun run the day before on 20th July, this is a 3.5km run and starts by Natsun,

Quenton
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 16, 2013, 07:02:59 PM
SKINNY DIP UPDATE

The location of the event will be the beach at the end of Av Ciudad de Castellon, (this is the road down to Sol Y Luna). The event area will be taped off with an 'entrance'. this is to prove to Guinness nobody walked in or out after being counted into the area.. Once inside there will be signed areas marked with capital letters for groups of 50 (this is because each 50 has to have a steward and the steward does a statement to Guinness.

There wil be photographers and video people recording it as this is part of the evidential process to Guinness, also a micro light flying over head recording it. There will undoubtably be press and TV there.

A visit was made again today to Vera Town Hall (thanks Carmen) and Policia Local, Ambulance and life guards are arranged.

The main evidential process will be the entrance, each person will be handed a numbered ticket. this HAS to be witnessed by the solicitor acting as our official witness AND videod, this will ONLY go to Guinness as evidence, so if you want to keep your clothes on until inside the taped area...fine...

We have requested via the Town Hall the police, etc to be there at 11:00 onwards, can everyone taking part be there from 11:00 am on please as if the numbers are high then getting everyone in counted might take a little while. PLEASE BRING WATER, SUNCREAM, UMBRELLA as standing for an hour will be hot.

Guinness only stipulate that ALL persons must be in to their waist, there is NO time limit, so after a couple of minutes the megaphones will call people out.

Hope this has cleared up things, please pass this information on to friends who might be attending

Quenton

PS A group of us are being interviewed by Andulacia Directa TV channell (canal sud) this week
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on July 16, 2013, 07:40:05 PM
Wow,


Sounds like you and some others have been very busy and organised.


Unfortunately I won't be there so I just like to wish everybody good luck and I hope it all goes well.




Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on July 17, 2013, 09:09:12 AM
This all sounds VERY well organised (probably unusual for Spain  ;)) .... well done to everyone for doing all the legwork and good luck to all who are taking part.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on July 17, 2013, 09:48:39 AM
I hope there'll be provision for safe storage of people's valuables - without this, half of every couple won't take part, dramatically reducing potential numbers.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 17, 2013, 03:58:14 PM
NEEDED URGENTLY

A gazebo for the entrance area, this can cover the stewards, solicitor, video evidence man, etc.

Quenton...

PS.. Tiger79..... there are stewards with each group of 50 participants...it is a fenced off area... the polica local are there...
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on July 17, 2013, 06:37:59 PM
PS.. Tiger79..... there are stewards with each group of 50 participants...it is a fenced off area... the polica local are there...


OK, but will that be obvious to, or communicated to, the people who are wondering whether to take part? Also, as the publicity says 12noon, but you're apparently hoping for entrants from 11.00, are there plans for megaphone announcements along the beach from say 10.30?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: pamnbru on July 17, 2013, 06:43:08 PM
11am start as everyone has to be issued with a number. Leaflets with instructions will distributed in all the bars beforehand and along the beach on the morning.

Megaphones will be there, probably a PA system
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: lubricated on July 17, 2013, 09:16:12 PM
Quenton mentioned in an earlier post there is a fun "run" round the naturist area on Saturday 20th July.  Starts outside Puntonat, 9.30am registration for 10.00am start.  That's a clothing optional run.  Have checked, it's ok to walk.

Understand this was organised by Puntonat in response to a request from Vera's Mayor to put something on (no pun intended) on Saturday 20th to try and make this a "Naturist Weekend".

The Mayor has been really supportive of the Skinny Dip record attempt.  It's nice to hear of offialdom being supportive for a change.

I know several of us involved in the Skinny Dip on Sunday will be turning up for the fun run on Saturday.  Please come and join us.

As regards valuables, I will be carrying my crown jewels just below my waist - the rest I'm leaving at home!

Lubricated
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 17, 2013, 11:46:11 PM
Tiger79.... are you a Vera Playa resident, or present for Sunday's record attempt on holiday..... if so please private message me and I can meet and speak to you....
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on July 18, 2013, 12:52:57 AM
As always, the Vera Playa residents are coming up trumps!  I'm really sorry we won't be with you, we should have been!  But we are really, seriously impressed. This is a huge challenge - and you are trying to steer a path between excessive 'jobs worth ' activities and essentials and you are doing brilliantly! Well done so far and good luck.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on July 18, 2013, 09:27:22 AM
Tiger79.... are you a Vera Playa resident, or present for Sunday's record attempt on holiday..... if so please private message me and I can meet and speak to you....

My wife and I are here on holiday until next week, and I'll most probably take part on Sunday. I hope my suggestions aren't interpreted as "excessive jobs worth activities", I used to organise events for a major multinational corporation, so have a glimmer of understanding of how to run things successfully.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Tony and Susan on July 18, 2013, 07:56:41 PM
We're here and ready for it. Good to hear of the fun run as well. We're up for it if we are up in time.

I can see the point that some people have made about valuables. We plan to leave these in the apartment (you can leave in your car if visiting). I bought a waterproof bag for a few Euros from the tourist shop on restaurant street to store our keys and a little cash and I will carry this in the water.

If someone wants to steal our wraps when we are in the water then so be it, we will walk home naked as we probably would have done anyway.

 ?:)  8)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: danmar on July 19, 2013, 09:48:54 PM
Good luck to Quenton and all involved for Sunday. Vera Playa will do it. Wish we could be there to celebrate VP's success.
Go for it.

Love D & M
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 20, 2013, 09:04:52 AM
I have just had a reply from Guinness World Records in London ....

YES YOU CAN WEAR BEACH SHOES TO GO IN THE WATER....

Quenton
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on July 20, 2013, 09:12:00 AM
Hope all goes well for the fun run today and tomorrow is a huge success.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Gary Dutton on July 20, 2013, 12:11:34 PM
Me too.  All the very best.  I am somewhat peeved that, at the last minute, I cannot get back for this.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 20, 2013, 02:33:19 PM
GENERAL UPDATE

I may be being very over optimistic in this post... but better safe than sorry.

We are limited to 1,000 participants. (looking at the beach today it is "rammed" and with the advertising we have had I have a sneaky feeling this is going to be popular). The counting rules stipulated by Guinness are quite clear, up to 1,000 the counting is by hand clicker or numbered tickets. We have opted for tickets as people enter, this HAS to be witnessed by our notary official witness AND date / time stamped video.

The video is not for public consumption and will be part of the evidential package delivered to Guinness in London next week for their decision.

Over 1,000 Guinness stipulate 'authorised' turnstile or pre registered bar coded forms...

Therefore.... all the Vera Playa Friends need to be there in good time, just in case,

at 10:00am this morning for the fun run it was 30.4 deg, PLEASE BRING A HAT, UMBRELLA, A CHAIR, WATER, ETC ETC. As I stated earlier Guinness will allow beach / sea rubber shoes as I explained the sand is as hot as a plancha this time of year.

The organisers will be at the beach from 7am, if ANYONE wants to assist, please feel to come and help, even if its just carrying a few poles, etc.

God I'm stressed.......
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: largestalan on July 20, 2013, 03:26:44 PM
Good luck in the attempt and hope everyone enjoys the day , 
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on July 21, 2013, 11:42:04 AM
What a shame someone can't spin the webcam around so that those stuck in the UK could still watch it happening !

If it gets a video on U-Tube, can someone post a link ?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: seth on July 21, 2013, 01:51:52 PM
Just read on facebook that you have broken the record, well done Quenton and Gill and every one involved in the organization of the swim.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on July 21, 2013, 01:59:40 PM
WOW.

729 - smashed the record.

Well Done


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: hotrod on July 21, 2013, 02:15:47 PM
Well done to Quentin & the team.
After the negativity of last year, over the clapping of textiles on the main beach, & the resultant suggestion that we should do something more positive to ensure that the beach remains as it should be: famous for naturist, use with council Support & improved maintenance, as the result of increased cash coming in from naturist users. It has been more  successful than ever we could have hoped for!
We cannot praise you enough for your efforts. You must be proud.
Don't swear! Any ideas for next year????
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on July 21, 2013, 03:47:28 PM
Brilliant, well done all at Vera Playa - as Alan said "you didn't just beat it, you smashed it"
THAT will take some beating !!!
A special "well done" to all those over there who organised it and worked sooooo hard (and, it has to be said, well done also to Vera Playa council).
Any photographs about to be posted on the website or video on U-Tube ?
And how much was raised for charity ?
I'm really chuffed  :)  ;D !!!!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: James on July 21, 2013, 04:45:27 PM
Guinness World Record skinny dip ? in Vera Playa?

How?s this for an idea?

I'd say that, right now, it seems like a damned good one!  ;D

Well done Quenton, and all who helped out and participated.

Plenty of positive media exposure and just a sense of lighthearted fun in an often depressing world. Naturism shown in an extremely good light, and a world record to boot. Exceptionally proud of everyone's efforts...and not just a little jealous that I couldn't make it over for the weekend.

Do Guinness have a record for noisy, nude dominoes? There's your challenge for next year...730 people playing naked dominoes on the playa (much to the chagrin of Mojacar's Mayoress).
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: fidge on July 21, 2013, 05:36:25 PM
Well done to all involved, we would have loved to have taken part, but we don't return to VP for another 4 weeks :( maybe next year?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: GeorgeB on July 21, 2013, 06:30:52 PM
What a fantastic result. I would like to echo Rod and Phil's words above. Well done all those who helped in the organisation and promotion of this event. Also well done to the authorities who have shown their support for Naturism. And a very special well done to all the participants, I wish Julie and I could have been there. (We arrive next Sunday for two weeks). :) :) It's a pity we did not win the Jet2 plane or there could have been a few more. Looks like you may need turnstiles next year. :)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on July 21, 2013, 06:41:34 PM
I've put some pictures on the Skinny Dip page on the main website here (http://www.veraplayafriends.com/index.php/page,22.html)


If anybody has any pictures that I could put on the site could you please contact me




Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on July 22, 2013, 10:01:54 AM
Absolutely fantastic, well done Quenton and everybody who helped.  How are you feeling today?
Following your retirement, buying your dream home in Puerto Rey to spend more time in the very special Vera Playa, losing everything in the flood, getting everything repaired, replaced restored to its former glory, and now organising this fantastic event - what ARE you going to do to keep yourself out of mischief this year?
Well done to the Lions - how did they find the experience?  Some of the non-naturists amongst them were a bit worried at the start,I know.
We can't describe how delighted we are.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: pamnbru on July 22, 2013, 12:33:30 PM
Brilliant, brilliant day. I´ve just had a email to say that we raised over 400 euros, not sure of exact amount.

I´ve spoken to several non naturist Lions, all positive feedback and I think we might have several converts!

Thanks Quinton and everyone else who helped and special thanks to lifeguards (especially the ones in their little dinghies), police and ambulance drivers who were all on hand in case of difficulties and the Town Hall for their support.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Sun4us on July 22, 2013, 12:58:31 PM
Brilliant. Well done everyone involved. Take a bow centre stage.  ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: VC on July 22, 2013, 03:57:55 PM
Sadly, we couldn't participate, we had to leave before 10am. Our 6-year old was devastated, he wanted to be there, after he saw the poster at the La Menara gate.

Hopefully we'll be there next year to attempt the 1000 number.

Congratulations to everybody involved in organizing the event!
 ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: hotrod on July 22, 2013, 06:30:47 PM
I've just read the Spanish press releases on line. They say that it was organised by the Mayor of Vera, in conjunction with the Spanish Naturist association. There is no mention of the British, of Quentin's or locals to the Playas, roles. Such an injustice! Worse than working in a multi national where the boss takes all the credit for his workers ideas!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Ashley on July 22, 2013, 07:01:09 PM
YouTube of the event from Spanish TV.

Record Guinness de baño colectivo desnudo en Vera, Almería (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbLzSAaAwDY#)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on July 22, 2013, 07:35:51 PM
I'm not speaking for Quenton here, but it was never a competition for glory.  As an absolute certainty, this would never have happened without Quenton - it was his idea in the first place and the Spanish Naturist Federation needed a Brit to do the official Guinness Book of Records stuff,  but not being not fluent in Spanish,  it's difficult to be interviewed by Spanish TV etc.  Lets not start bickering about who gets most praise, let's be delighted that the Mayor was on board, and is finally seeing the light about how valuable the Naturist zone is for the future of Vera.

We all know that Quenton was pivotal in this fantastic event - but I think he'd be the last to be upset that the mayor is basking in reflected glory - brilliant day, brilliant, well planned event, done a huge amount for the 'naturist cause' in Vera Playa! :::: :::: :::: ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: James on July 22, 2013, 10:04:11 PM
Well said, Maureen.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: danmar on July 22, 2013, 10:43:46 PM
Indeed well said Maureen, we know who deserves the major congratulations for this fantastic achievement. If the local politicians want to gain some smartie points so be it but VP is now on the international map and that is good for all, especially local businesses who can generate more jobs and add to the benefit of the whole area of Vera. Well done to all concerned.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on July 23, 2013, 08:19:32 PM
The proposed attempt on this World Record at Haulover Beach in Florida has been cancelled indefinitely due to bad weather.

Very good news for Vera Playa,  Yay!

http://www.sffb.com/events.html (http://www.sffb.com/events.html)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: rosa on July 23, 2013, 10:05:18 PM
After the event:

http://www.lavozdealmeria.es/vernoticia.asp?IdNoticia=45543&IdSeccion=5 (http://www.lavozdealmeria.es/vernoticia.asp?IdNoticia=45543&IdSeccion=5)

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/playa-vera-logra-guinness-mayor-bano-colectivo-desnudo-del-mundo-2521471 (http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/playa-vera-logra-guinness-mayor-bano-colectivo-desnudo-del-mundo-2521471)

http://www.antena3.com/noticias/sociedad/playa-vera-consigue-guiness-mayor-bano-colectivo-nudista-mundo_2013072100076.html (http://www.antena3.com/noticias/sociedad/playa-vera-consigue-guiness-mayor-bano-colectivo-nudista-mundo_2013072100076.html)

Rosa
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on July 24, 2013, 01:06:37 AM
Fantastic! Hats off! Well done!
Isn't it great when a plan comes together!  :)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 24, 2013, 11:53:35 AM
Maureen... thank you for such kind words.

As for the press releases, it really does not matter, things get lost in translation, reporters on the beach looked a little flustered, La Voz Almeria newspaper had Mr Chris Thomas and his wife Quenton Munslow as the organisers......LMAO

To have the mayor, his assistants , the town hall, the tourist office, etc etc all supportive has made this task a lot easier. The publicity it has generated for Vera Playa and the naturist way of life has been HUGE. If you Google, "skinny Dip Vera" you will see dozens of links from all over the world.

I agree with Maureen's comments, the end result proved that it was possible, (despite ... and yes it was said to my face on the run up to the event "we totally disagree with the whole thing"), that the initial idea got off the ground, people rallied around, helped out, language / translation difficulties, but with perserverence and determination we held a MASSIVE event on the beach on Sunday 21st July.

Now all of the evidence is coming back to the UK with me, statements, video's, photographs, I will get it all off to Guinness in London in a few days, then bite my nails to see if they ratify the attempt. I think that is have pretty much been decided that we will repeat this next year, we saw our mistakes, things we could have done differently or better and will learn from this and make it a BIGGER AND BETTER mass skinny dip next summer.

I want to finish off by saying a MASSIVE thank you to all the helpers, organisers, stewards, too many to name but you all know who you are. It would never have happened without all the HUGE support I have had...Thank You

Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Sun4us on July 24, 2013, 01:13:52 PM
 :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: once again to you and all. A marvellous achievement!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Steve Tromans on July 24, 2013, 02:23:12 PM
A great effort by all, only sorry I missed it by a week.
Would love to join in next year. Any idea what date that may be?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: LiamMarg on July 24, 2013, 02:31:49 PM
What a fantastic achievement, well done to one and all, in particular to the organisers for the huge amount of work involved.
We are sorry to have missed it, not in Vera Playa until the end August.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 25, 2013, 12:20:43 PM
Canal Sur TV news bulletin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ktZJVafbmU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ktZJVafbmU)

The HuffPost from the USA TV news link is :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPTHy4gSo9c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPTHy4gSo9c)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on July 26, 2013, 12:29:14 PM
I've updated the World Record Skinny Dip page on the main site here (http://www.veraplayafriends.com/index.php/page,22.html).

It now has loads of photos of the event courtesy of Quenton and Richard Shanley Spectrum FM

Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on July 30, 2013, 08:40:29 PM
I have been contacted today by Guinness Records in London saying they have received the evidential package, sadly they also said, due to the huge number of record attempts around the world for all sorts, it could take up to 12 weeks to give us an answer....

PS... This video has appeared on You Tube

Vera Playa Nude Beach World Record (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbySUFpgKOo#ws)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on August 08, 2013, 09:50:16 AM
I have received the e-mail from Guinness World Records in London.

The CAN NOT accept / ratify our attempt on 21st July for the following reasons :-
A) When all persons entered the water, there has to be a time CLEARLY visible on the evidential video when EVERYONE is in the water. The video shows people coming out of the water without being told to.
B) They specifically state that stewards have NOT discounted these people and the official number of people who entered / given a ticket was the FINAL number which clearly they think is not. In other words, we have not given them a SPECIFIC number of people in the water at the same time.
C) Guinness sent a comprehensive evidential package which was studied and adhered to. NO WHERE does it say a time for all people to be in the water, but the e-mail states ALL persons should be in the sea for FIVE minutes, I have again read it tonight and can NOT see this anywhere.
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT WE DID EVERYTHING CORRECT ALL THROUGH EXCEPT THIS CRUCIAL PART...HAVING AN EXACT HEAD COUNT IN THE WATER.
The taped off area was long (70m) and at one end people were exiting the water as at the other they were still in. Some people who were counted in, simply did not go in the water and were visible on our video (wanted to stand and take pictures, I am NOT ageist but a few older people having entered did not like the waves)
Guinness accept we had a huge number in the sea, we ALL KNOW we have the record with in excess of 700, but they are standing firm.. they need the EXACT number...
WE WILL DO THIS AGAIN NEXT JULY, WE HAVE LEARNT FROM OUR MISTAKES AND VERA PLAYA WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN 2014
Thank you to everyone who helped and assisted in this, it was great fun and we raised a lot of money for very ill children... next year will be awesome....
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on August 08, 2013, 10:29:24 AM
That's a real shame after all of the hard work but I'm glad to see that you are willing to give it another go next year.

As for next year perhaps we need to make participants more aware of the rules (especially the lessons learnt after this year) and publish the highlights of the rules on this website and forum and also the veraplayafriends facebook page. I'll be in contact sometime to discuss what can be done to help.

Thanks again for all of your hard work and you must feel really disappointed.

Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Phil B-C on August 08, 2013, 11:33:21 AM
*!#~$%  :'(
Lets make a start now with a "2014 Guinness world record" thread !

First suggestion, what about one of those aerosol fog horns ?
One blast "everyone enter the water" .... (then have a few marshals ushering the stragglers in).
Two blasts "everyone is in the water, so start the clock"
Three blasts after the 5 minutes (plus a bit to be safe) has elapsed.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 08, 2013, 06:17:20 PM
We have the record, we just don't have The Guinness World Record.  Just like the New Zealand record that everybody was quoting before us.  Next year we'll crack it,  I have a sneaking suspicion that a record would be easier to verify if you'd paid the £4000 + expenses to get one of their adjudicators to come and observe.  Or am I being cynical?  This takes nothing away from the event, the day, the successes and the support of the mayor and the Town Hall, the national and international news coverage.  It's still a huge well done to all concerned,  we're booking our tickets already for next year,  not going to miss it again!  So continue celebrating your success Quenton,  brilliant effort, brilliant day,  brilliant record.  Shame we can't appeal to Arthur, suspect he'd have had more sense!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on August 09, 2013, 09:13:19 AM
I have decided to lodge an appeal with Guinness as their procedure allows, below is a cut and paste from the appeal e-mail. I sadly have to agree with Maureen in her comments, I did enquire about getting a Guinness official to Vera and I almost fell off the chair when they explained what we would have to do, how much it would cost.
I also feel that the comprehensive evidential package that they sent me should be FINAL, to discount our attempt on technicalities that were not even in the pack is ridiculous. I have decided to make this appeal, and make my point as strongly but as politely as possible.... we shall see.... I'm not holding my breath.....

1.  I have attached the pdf document you sent to me and our team. This "skinny dipping - mass part single venue" document is quite clear in it's instructions to us as organisers. We followed this document in good faith. In your mail to me rejecting our claim you state "The guidelines require all participants to remain in the water at the same time for a minimum of five minutes". The instruction document DOES NOT SAY THIS.
We had two web sites running for this event, there were numerous questions asked about "how long do we need to be in the water" as the instructions did not give a time, we decided to adopt an evidential approach and incorporate health and safety, we decided that after about two minutes of all in the waved we would sound the klaxon to bring those who wished to...out.
I / we feel that to now quote 'five' minutes is unfair on our attempt.

2.  You state ...."Based on the video provided, a large portion of participants exit the water before five minutes have passed. Additionally, no participants were deducted by the stewards for leaving the water early and the original count is the final count given. Since there is no way to fully know how many people remained in the water simultaneously for five minutes based on the video provided, we unfortunately have no choice but to reject your claim.
AS ABOVE... If we were unaware that there was a 'five' minute rule, how could we have asked each individual steward to discount them and complete a statement, this was easily done on the day by a group of dedicated people who could have completed the necessary statement this straight away for your evidence.

3.  We have provided high definition quality ariel photographs. These are of such quality that I can pick out my wife in the crowd in the sea.
IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT A HEAD COUNT TAKEN THIS WAY COULD BE ALLOWED AS THE RECORD ...PLEASE..
This will show the number of people in the sea, up to their waist as directed, and can be evidenced as it is a photographic date time stamped document / photo.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 09, 2013, 11:52:38 PM
Well done Quenton.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on August 12, 2013, 09:43:00 PM
BREAKING NEWS .... BREAKING NEWS....

e-MAIL RECEIVED tonight 12TH ....... FROM NEW YORK

Thank you for your email in response to claim 417533. It appears the five minute minimum was put in place after you were sent the guidelines to attempt the record based on the attachment you sent back. Therefore, since you were approved to attempt the record before this change was put in place, we have decided to approve your claim. You will be sent an email confirming your record shortly.
 
Congratulations on setting the new record!
 
Best,

Alex Angert
Records Manager
Guinness World Records North America, Inc.
45 West 45th Street, Suite 902
New York, NY 10036

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Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 12, 2013, 09:46:26 PM
Totally brilliant, Quenton,  very well done!  You're a star (and the lovely Gill and all the helpers!  Excellent!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on August 12, 2013, 09:47:34 PM
Superb result - well done for contesting their rule changes!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Dotty on August 12, 2013, 09:50:57 PM
YIPEEEEEEE,  Very well done Quenton what would we do without you this is great news. You're a star.  ::::  ::::  ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: pamnbru on August 13, 2013, 07:35:49 AM
Brilliant news. Well done Quenton  ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Sun4us on August 13, 2013, 08:25:00 AM
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Take a bow Quenton, and everyone else who was involved.
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Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: danmar on August 13, 2013, 09:09:55 AM
Richly deserved Quenton. Congrats to you and Gill and to all who contributed to this fantastic achievement. Good to see that large organisations can acknowledge that they got something wrong. Well done everybody. :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on August 13, 2013, 09:16:58 AM
Well done Quenton, it was well worth the extra push of the appeal.


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: P & L on August 13, 2013, 12:08:17 PM
Well done to Quenton and everybody on his team, your letter Quenton was brilliant as it stated the facts in a business but pleasant style which I think made the difference, very well written and thanks for taking them on , you certainly knew your facts and showed the big boys a thing or too.

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Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: VC on August 14, 2013, 02:22:34 PM
Well done! Congratulations!  ::::
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on August 14, 2013, 04:00:57 PM
Here you go it's on the Guinness World Records Website

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-12000/largest-skinny-dipping-(swimming-naked)/ (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-12000/largest-skinny-dipping-(swimming-naked)/)


Alan
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 16, 2013, 10:29:12 AM
This is from the Haulover Beach Skinny Dip attempt:

To our Spanish amigos - SFFB Haulover Executive Board of Directors and friends were amazed when hearing the news of our brothers & sisters in Spain. We were just deciding on the best date for our attempt when we heard your astounding news. Congrats for setting the new record to unsuspected heights. We think our best shot is Sunday, November 3rd. It won't be changed again. Although the hurricane season isn't officially over til the 30th, we're taking a chance on Mother Nature and setting the date. Guinness has been notified. 90% of the French Canadians will be down here.

The gauntlet has been thrown!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Roy on August 16, 2013, 07:36:25 PM
My wife and I visited Haulover Beach in January.  It's north of Miami Beach if you happen to be in Florida.  It has an enormous 'parking lot' as they say there, and then just a short walk through a tunnel under the main road and you are on the beach. Well worth a visit and one of the very few legal naturist beaches in the whole of the USA.  Spanish is the second language in that part of Florida so Vera Playa visitors will feel at home there!  There are also a lot of French Canadians in Florida - the snowbirds as they are known, who prefer the warmth of Florida to the bitterly cold winters of Canada.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on August 17, 2013, 01:09:00 AM
If you think the sea gets rough at VP it will be much worse at Haulover.
If the new 5 mins in the water is enforced this will be a very big ask!
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on August 17, 2013, 06:06:22 PM
If you think the sea gets rough at VP it will be much worse at Haulover.
If the new 5 mins in the water is enforced this will be a very big ask!

Very true, but equally it could be a problem at VP, as the July record-setting event demonstrated.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on August 18, 2013, 11:00:29 AM
Below is the link to Haulover Beach SFFB (Florida) web site, follow the links to 'events' and it will show the 3rd November attempt, its has not been updated with the Vera Playa world record yet, they still refer to South Wales and New Zealand. There are a good selection of photo's in that section, must admit, although I have never been there the close proximity of the high rise buildings makes me think Vera Playa is vastly superior... but I am biased :-)

http://www.sffb.com/default.html (http://www.sffb.com/default.html)

Also, I was contacted by Guinness yesterday who asked me to promote the below, it seems it's a new thing they are doing, providing a "participation certificate" for all persons who take part in a world record.

For everyone who took part in your successful record attempt, we offer the Certificate of Participation. All of your participants can purchase their own official Guinness World Records Certificates of Participation via the store.

To enable everyone who took part in your record attempt to share the excitement of achieving a Guinness World records title, please ensure you share the Participant verification codes as soon as possible.

URL: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/store (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/store)

Participant Verification code:
ID:130817-3086
Code: grzp3287GR 
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Seaside Nick (was Seaside Naturist) on August 19, 2013, 02:35:57 AM
Haulover Beach is just a stretch of beach designated clothes optional. There is no resort there, just a large carpark the other side of the busy coast road. There is a lifeguard set up on the beach and 2 mobile refreshment vans. The towers are off to one side of the beach and are not really intrusive.
Type Haulover Beach into Google maps and choose satellite view. The maker pin is south of the CO section (note the empty larger carpark!) The CO section is obvious by the full carpark and busy beach. When we visited on a poor weather day, there were several hundred there and 6 (yes six) people within sight outside the CO section. You can see a mile either side as the coast is dead straight!
What do the people want?  ::)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 27, 2013, 10:33:42 AM
Quentin and Gill have arrived here at YSS full of news about the skinny dip, all the newspapers, H&E etc. A riotous first night (of course)  and we managed to get them both back home safely, negotiating the woodland, mole hills and tripping hazards, up the steps to their 'caravan on stilts' - so far so good!  Tonight Chris and Mo host dinner for us all again,  Vera Playa does YSS has certainly been a great success this summer.  Today we are getting together to write up the BN report of our successful world record,  hopefully we'll have the certificate by the deadline.  The report is very good in H&E by the way.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on August 29, 2013, 08:54:42 AM
Well the Guinness Official Certificate has arrived, I had to prompt them as to where it was and now I know, they addressed the package "Vera Playa Friends' at my UK address and finished it off with 'Spain'. So it's been to Spain, done the rounds and then back to the UK where it found me... all well that ends well.... and very nice it is too.... Quent
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on October 12, 2013, 02:36:15 PM
The date is set for Florida's record attempt, 3rd November, so keep an eye out on that day, and I can't help but hope the weather is bad that day... but if they get it from us, we will have to get it back again next summer....

http://secure.campaigner.com/Campaigner/Public/t.show?5zh2u--34hyu-q7aka61&_v=2 (http://secure.campaigner.com/Campaigner/Public/t.show?5zh2u--34hyu-q7aka61&_v=2)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on November 04, 2013, 10:45:09 AM
Well it looks as though Hanlover Beach in Florida have beaten us, they achieved 805 participants in the water, It is now in for ratification with Guinness and we should know in a few days.... That is definitely a gauntlet thrown down in my opinion...need to get it back next July

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/03/3729939/naked-beachgoers-break-skinny.html (http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/03/3729939/naked-beachgoers-break-skinny.html)
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: tiger79 on November 04, 2013, 01:31:17 PM
It still needs to be approved by Guinness, though, and I wonder whether SFFB were told of the "minimum 5 minutes in the water" rule for their attempt?  As they've tried twice before, there's always a chance they might have missed that rule.

But it's certainly a challenge which requires a robust response.  How about going for 999 people next year?
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Quenton and Gill on December 08, 2013, 10:14:22 AM
I have been contacted today by my friend in Florida with the news about their Guinness attempt at our record.... THEY FAILED....this is what she said....

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD EVENT

The Bad News:
We didn’t do it. By 2:00 we had the registrations of 805 people.
The sea was a bit rough and cool, so those entering first, after being “clicked through” the gateway, were ready to get out by the time the last 300 entered the water.  The copter arrived just as the two groups switched places. In short, there is no photographic evidence of 805 people in the water at the same time.

She has explained they might not do it again as it was such hard work... they decided on a different counting and registration method to me... they walked all through and into the sea... clearly the first ones in were in for a 'long haul' I decided we should all go in together on the klaxon....not blowing my own trumpet... but our record was spot on.....

I do feel for them in a way... they tried hard, raised a lot of money for their military veterans, etc, but......VERA PLAYA STANDS SUPREME
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on February 02, 2014, 03:33:48 PM
Quenton Munslow, you should take a bow! For more than a decade I have been dismayed at the 'attacks' on the naturist zone from local politicians, the attempts to shorten the beach, the unhelpful signs, the lack of maintenance of the area, particularly in winter, the dreadful water outlet next to Vera Natura, etc etc. it just amazed me that the Town Hall could not see what an opportunity they had, what a tourist and promotional gem. And suddenly they can. Your incredible success last year has resulted in the mayor of Vera being present in the huge Madrid Spanish tourism fare promoting Vera Playa as the best naturist resort / beach in Europe. It's been all over the local and the National Press. So take a bow, my friend, and when you're back in VP get the meeting with the mayor organised ASAP, we need to keep this momentum going.
Title: Re: Guinness World Record largest skinny dip attempt in Vera Playa 21st July 2013
Post by: Sun4us on February 02, 2014, 10:27:53 PM
Well done Quenton, and everyone who assisted with this. It's great to know VP is getting 'proper' recognition. ::::