FROM 15-16 JUNE Lake Geneva will come alive with hundreds of colourful and white sailing boats dotted across the waters and taking part in the world’s most important inland regatta: The Bol D’Or Mirabaud 2019
Started in 1939, the boat race welcomes mono-hulls and multihulls each year on Lake Geneva, starting in Geneva.
More than 500 boats will take part in this 123 kilometre (66,5 nautical miles) course from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back.
The Société Nautique de Genève is open to the public during the entire weekend to all those wishing to follow the regatta. Come watch the sailboats depart at 7:00 in the morning from the north jetty, and follow the race on giant screens installed in the Club-House.
To see the boats go by during the race, visit the many terraces and promenades along the racecourse. From Bellevue to Montreux, via Nyon, Morges and Lavaux, on the Swiss side, and Saint-Gingolph to Yvoire, via Evian, on the French side. The famous rounding mark at Le Bouveret in the eastern lake can be seen from ashore. The Signal de Bougy also offers an exceptional view of the whole race.
See the boats come in and welcome sailors as they arrive in a festive, friendly atmosphere at the Société Nautique de Genève.
Saturday, 15 June till Sunday, 16 June.
The two starting lines are set up in advance by the Société Nautique de Genève, from the left bank to the right bank, offshore from Port Tunnel approximately. To be sure to see the start, the following options are recommended: Vengeron beach if you’re on the right bank, or along the Cologny waterfront promenade, as well as the Pré Byron on the Cologny heights if you’re on the left bank.