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Santa Cruz – Desertas Natural Swim

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Santa Cruz – Desertas Natural Swim is a 13.5 nm (25 km) marathon swim in the Madeira Islands between Madeira and the Desert Islands in Portugal. The 25 km race is in two modalities: Ilhéu Chão crossing (Individual competition) and Bugio crossing – Two-person relay.

Start and Finish[edit]

Start: town of Santa Cruz on Madeira Island (coordinates: 32o41’06,76’’N / 18o47’34,39’’W)
Finish: Ilhéu Chão on the Desert Islands (32o33’14.77’’N / 16o32’14.91’’W)

Date[edit]

The event will take place between 3-7 June

Water temperature[edit]

22ºC

Maximum number of athletes[edit]

20 including Colin Hill, Duarte Paulini, Carla Patrícia, Davide Góis, Frederico Silva, Mário Bonança, Humberto Gonçalves, João Pereira, Carolina Ornelas, Catarina Alves, Paulo Silva, Pedro Sousa, Sérgio Pereira, Ricardo Jardim, Marco Silva

Distances[edit]

Individual race: Ilhéu Chão Crossing - 13.5 nautical miles (25 km) Two-person relay: Bugio Crossing - 2 x 6.75 nautical miles (2 x 12.5 km)

Organisation[edit]

Late Clube de Santa Cruz, Clube de Natação da Madeira, Municipality of Santa Cruz and the Associação de Natação da Madeira will be responsible for the organisation of this event under the leadership of race director Pedro Vasconcelos from Iate Clube de Santa Cruz.

The security of the event will be assured by the Capitania do Porto do Funchal, Serviço de Proteção Civil and SANAS Madeira, and supported by Secretaria Regional de Educação e Recursos Humanos, Direção Regional da Juventude e Desporto, Capitania do Porto do Funchal, Serviço do Parque Natural da Madeira and Associação Regional de Canoagem da Madeira.

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