Spectators' information

The event will be broadcast in full on our platforms.

On land

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 (start of the race) 


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. 

health protection plan

The 2021 health protection plan is available here.


Due to public health measures in effect, the Société Nautique de Genève will remain closed to the public during the BOM weekend. But don't worry, the whole event will be streamed, including aerial images, on-the-water commentary, and photos transmitted live...

On the BOM platforms: websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube.
On our media partner, Radio Lac (Geneva - 91.8 / Nyon - 93.3 / Gland and Lausanne - 95.6) and One TV.
On the platforms of our partner Skippers (FacebookInstagram and website).
The entire race will be broadcast on www.rts.ch

The Tribune de Genève is distributing a special BOM supplement with the Saturday, June 12 newspaper and it will also be given to participants as they collect their race material.

Live highlights not to be missed:
- Press conference - (Thursday - 10:30)
- Team briefing and weather report (Friday - 19:00)
- The whole race from the water (Saturday and Sunday morning) 
- Award ceremony (Sunday - 20:00)



On the lake


If you’d like to watch the Bol d’Or Mirabaud another way, embark on one of the Compagnie Générale de Navigation (www.cgn.ch) passenger lines or cruise boats, with optional onboard dining. The CGN is offering a discovery package for you to watch the regatta in first class aboard one of its magnificent vessels: 50% discount on 1st class day passes (valid Saturday, June 13, 2020 starting at 8:20).  We particularly recommend the following routes to meet the Bol d’Or Mirabaud competitors on the water:

  • Route Genève-Lausanne : leaving Genève-Mont-Blanc (10h15), via Genève-Eaux-Vives (10h24), Versoix (10h47), Coppet (11h01), Nyon (11h29), Nernier (11h50), Yvoire (12h05), Rolle (12h35), Saint-Prex (13h05), Morges (13h20), Saint-Sulpice (13h37), Lausanne-Ouchy (13h54)
  • Route Lausanne-St Gingolph : leaving St Gingolph (13h38 or 15h38) to Vevey (14h00 or 16h00) or leaving Lausanne (11h40 or 15h30) back to Lausanne at 15h20 or 18h32.
  • The Route N1 from Lausanne-Ouchy to Evian-les-Bains every 1h30 all day long (around 1h20)  

safety rules for spectator boats

  1. Stay out of the excluded zones (start, multihull offset buoy, Le Bouveret). During the start, and by police order, all spectator boats are prohibited from these areas from 9:30 to around 10:30, depending on the weather.

  2. Avoid causing wake and exercise slower speed. 
  3. Don’t approach the race boats. Keep a minimal distance of 50 meters for mono-hulls and 100m for multihulls. Stay behind race boats whenever possible.

  4. Be thoughtful about not blocking the wind, or creating waves.
  5. Position your vessel in such as way as to be able to quickly vacate the area, with the bow facing an escape route.
  6. Follow the instructions of the committee boats (flying COMITE, JURY, VISEUR flags), surveillance boats (yellow and black SNG flag), harbor master boats and police boats.

Starting line and excluded zones

The following zones are excluded to spectator boats.

  • The Bol d’Or Mirabaud will start on two starting lines (Norths and South). The mono-hull line (South) will be 400 meters behind the multihull line (North). All racers will start at the same time: 10:00.

  • Two other exclusion zones are important to be aware of: the multihull offset buoy between from Versoix and Pointe à la Bise, and the mid-race Bouveret barge.

  • Keep a safety distance of at least 150 meters from all coursemarks in order to avoid interfering with racers’ progress.