The record for the number of naked women running into the sea was 786 and was held by Perth in Australia...but not anymore!

In 2012, Dee Featherstone started a blog during her time in hospital to discuss her experience with the breast cancer. In 2014, the blogger took things a step further when she encouraged her family to 'Strip and Dip' for charity.

Strip and Dip 2017
Strip and Dip 2017

This year, Dee defied expectations once again when her annual event broke the world record for the number of naked women running into the sea. Listen to her chat with Ray D'Arcy above.

'Breaking doesn’t do it justice, you smashed it‘ noted Ray D’Arcy as he introduced Dee. 

The record for the number of naked women running into the sea was 786 and was held by Perth in Australia, however, at the weekend some 2,505 women stripped off and entered the chilly waters off the Irish coast (reported to be just 12 degrees) to raise money for charity Aoibhinns Pink Tie.

Dee explains her motivation for starting the strip n dip here a number of years ago.

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and after my chemo and my mastectomy, I just really wanted to do something fun."

The massive event has garnered worldwide public attention, due to it’s Guinness World Record attempt this year.

"I think Ireland and all the issues we have with the referendum, the Magdelene laundries, you know what happened over the last few decades and I think a lot of women wanted to do this to empower themselves."

Listen to Dee’s inspiring chat with Ray by clicking on the video above.