The Open Water Association of Galicia in collaboration with the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of Galicia’s Atlantic Islands, organizes the 11th Annual CÍES ISLANDS CHALLENGE Open Water Swim.
The event consists of covering the 10k by swim that separate the Cíes Islands from Vigo, from Rodas Beach in Cíes to Vao Beach in Vigo.
It is a non-competitive event. The number of maximum participants will be limited to 150
The swimmers will be divided into 4 groups based on the pace indicated on registration by each swimmer, indicating their time of 3,000 meters at the pace of the open water swim.
The groups will be controlled by a group leader who can stop and reorganise the group at the time he or she deems appropriate, as well as remove from the water those swimmers who are continuously struggling to keep up with their group.
The groups cannot be mixed or exchanged in the water.
There will be two aid stations in the water:
- The first 3.5km from the start
- The second 6.8 km from the start. (This distance is marked by the navigation channel of the Ría de Vigo)
At all times, if you are responsible for Race Safety, and you deem it appropriate, you can neutralize the race to reorder the swimmers.
All swimmers will be marked with a buoy that each participant must wear on them tied to the waist.
Read REGULATIONS page
SATURDAY 29th OF AUGUST 2020
REGISTRATION opens the 1st of February 2020.
2019 REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Registration for the 10th Annual CÍES ISLANDS CHALLENGE has a fee of 105 euros.
The registration fee includes:
- Transport of the swimmers to the island
- RC general insurance of the event
- Individual Accidental Insurance for each swimmer
- Medical support
- Aid stations during the swim
- Aid stations after arrival
- Commemorative T-Shirt
Overall and Master Men and Women (being minimum 18 years old).