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The 15 km along the Cilento coast

The Gran Fondo Golfo di Castellabate is one of the stages of the Gran Fondo Italia , an Italian circuit that brings together various long-distance open water swimming events  .


Place : Santa Marina di Castellabate.
Day of the event: Sunday 18 July 2021.
Distance 15 kilometers in line from Baia Arena to the beach of the Frazione Lago, at the Punta Tresino Nautical Club.
Features : Tyrrhenian sea, Cilento coast Marine Protected Area of ​​Castellabate.
Organized by the Punta Tresino Nautical Club in collaboration with the NAL .
Press Presentation : Saturday 17 July 2021, 6:00 pm.
Briefing : Saturday 17 July 2021, 6:00 pm.
Departure : Sunday 18 July 2021 at 07:00, Baia Arena.

Gran Fondo Gulf of Castellabate timeline

06.00 – Meeting point, Baia Arena.
06:30 – Punching operations and preparations for departure.
07:00 – Departure.
12:00 – Deadline for ARRIVAL ON LAND, Punta Tresino Nautical Club.
13:00 – Award ceremony
14:00 – Greetings
Times and places may vary according to need.

Rules for participants

Registrations are limited, from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 40 registrations. Each swimmer must be in compliance with the competitive sports medical certification (currently valid), the documentation and the equipment required by the Organizer.

During the whole race the participant is supervised by boats, even if it is a non-competitive event, the swim requires registration times that must respect the maximum allowed. The maximum time foreseen for the Gran Fondo Golfo di Castellabate is 5 hours 00 minutes.

During the crossing, each swimmer must use a buoyancy support equipped with an internal compartment, such as ISHOF SaferSwimmer , to increase the safety of the athlete and to store the GPS system provided by the Organizer. For this reason, each member can have the discount code for the purchase of the ISHOF SaferSwimmer, a promo reserved for the participants of the Gran Fondo Italia.

The management of the integration and hydration pre / during / post swim remains the responsibility of the athlete.
The athlete must set up his own team to support him during the swim with a vehicle (canoe, sup, waterbike, dinghy, etc.), which must comply with local administrative regulations. The member must communicate to the Organizer those who make up their team within the set times.
Upon request, the Organizer makes himself available to assist in the search for the means that must support the athlete during the swim.

For anything not mentioned in these regulations, please refer to the general regulations of the Gran Fondo Italia circuit  .

Assistance and boats

The swim is supervised by control and safety boats made available by the organizer and the local organizing staff, which verify the correct execution of the swim, if necessary they intervene in case of need of swimmers or boats.

The type of team vehicle that supports the athlete during the swim must be communicated to the Organizer by the deadline for registration, to make the necessary registrations and any requests for permits. In any case, please note that at the request of the member, the Organizer makes itself available to find the means to support the swimmer.
Boats or boats not authorized by the same organization are not allowed during the test.


At the request of the participant, the Organizer is available to search on the spot for hotel accommodation or apartments with BB formula. This service is possible with confirmed registration.


The number of participants is fixed at a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 40 swimmers . If the registration applications exceed the maximum number foreseen, the Organization reserves the right to consider the feasibility of increasing the number of participants only if the security guarantees exist.

Relay races

Groups of 2 or more members are allowed to participate with the relay formula , where each group must use its own boat. Those registered with the relay formula do not compete in the classification of the Gran Fondo Italia circuit. To register a relay team, contact us using the appropriate online form .

Participation fee

Registration  Fee Only
68.00 euros

Registration  Fee + Canoeist
Assistance during the swim with canoe and canoeist assigned.
118.00 euros

Registration  Fee + Boat
Assistance during the swim with a rental boat with guide.
168.00 euros

Registrations after the closing date are subject to an increase of 100.00 euros.
Each payment is to be made after acceptance of the registration which will be sent by email by the organizer.
If the minimum number required is not reached, the organization reserves the right to cancel the event with a refund of the registration fee paid.

The registration fee is not refunded in cases of

– Cancellation of the swim due to unsuitable marine weather conditions, or other factors external to the organization that do not allow the swim to be carried out safely.
– Waiver of the swimmer to take part in the swim, regardless of the reasons that determine the renunciation.


– June 12, 2021, Registration.
– Payment of 50% of the registration fee (non-refundable after May 29, 2021).
– Payment of the remaining 50% by June 29, 2021 (refundable for cancellations received by July 2, 2021).

What does the registration fee include

– Transport shuttle from the place of arrival to the starting point of the race.
– General coordination during the swim.
– Vessel safety supervisors.
– Administrative permissions.
– Event gadget.
– Awards.
– Memorandum of participation for those who do not win.
– NAL consultancy during the period of the event.
One-time  30-minute NAL Base consultation  during the preparation period.
– 8% discount on the  30-day NAL Personal Traning Base service  (not combinable with other discounts).
– 10% discount on the  90-day NAL Personal Traning Base service  (not combinable with other discounts).
– Discount code for the purchase of the ISHOF SaferSwimmer .

Anything not mentioned in the registration fee is not included.



Distances Offered

Over 10k





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