ALERT YOUR HOT ROWER FRIENDS.

Or, alternatively:

ALERT YOUR FRIENDS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HOT ROWERS.

The annual nude calendar featuring the ~objectively hot~ rowers from the UK‘s Warwick University is coming to Australia to scope out hot Aussie rowers to join in. It’ll be a nude hot rowing bonanza. A bridging of divides. A hot dude buffet.

The World-Famous Nude Calendar Of Hot Rowers Is Seeking Aussies To Strip

It’s their first ever collaboration with a country outside of the UK. If you’re not familiar with the Warwick Rowers Calendar, it’s all about raising awareness of LGBTI rights and tackling homophobia in sport (as well as – yes, let’s say it again – hot, nude rowers), so with the recent passing of marriage equality and the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras celebration, it comes at a pretty good time.

“The Aussie Rowers aren’t just getting undressed for the sake of it: there’s a serious message behind the nudity,” said Angus Malcolm, producer of the calendar and LGBTI activist.

“These are mainly straight men confronting their privilege and how it affects their relationships with both women and LGBTI communities. The money being raised goes towards helping end homophobia in sport. We have been following with great interest Australia’s support of LGBTI rights and believe now is a perfect time for the Warwick Rowers’ first ever collaboration. We want to lend our global influence to help spread Australia’s great track record on LGBTI issues.”

The World-Famous Nude Calendar Of Hot Rowers Is Seeking Aussies To Strip

Malcolm and his team will arrive this month to start recruiting local rowers for the project and location scout, with shooting to happen over the Christmas / New Year period.

“We are on the lookout for Australian rowers who support LGBTI equality and are keen to lend their support to end homophobia in sport,” he said. “When choosing our models, our policy is to be inclusive – we’ve never sent anyone away from a shoot. The important thing for us is to feature sportsmen who look the way they do because of their sport, not because they spend their lives sculpting their bodies. That aspect of the body fascism is what we are campaigning against.”

The World-Famous Nude Calendar Of Hot Rowers Is Seeking Aussies To Strip

Sales of the Warwick Rowers calendar have launched the Sport Allies, a registered charity set up to promote LGBTI inclusion and gender equality in sport.

The first calendar was released in 2009, and it raised just £300 ($AU 532). These days it raises six-figure sums every year, and counts Kylie Minogue, Kris Jenner and Sir Ian McKellen as fans.

The World-Famous Nude Calendar Of Hot Rowers Is Seeking Aussies To Strip

If any Australian rower wants to participate, go here to register your interest. Everybody else… well, it’ll be available for sale soon enough. Go hog wild.

Image: Angus Malcolm / Warwick Rowers