Published on 2018.03.21

Registration for the 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud opens today

  • Registration for the 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud opens today

    Spring marks the start of Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2018 registration! Starting this morning, you can register online for this Lake Léman classic, taking place June 8 – 10 at the Société Nautique de Genève.
    Don’t wait! The sooner you act, the lower the cost. Here is 2018 pricing:

    • CHF 170.- from Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Wednesday, March 23, 2018 *
    • CHF 220.- from Thursday, May 24, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018 *
    • CHF 270.- from Monday, June 4, 2018 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018 *

    * Single flat fee for the entire crew up to three people. CHF 20.- for each additional crewmember starting with the fourth.
    Additionally, a flat fee for use of the Société Nautique de Genève crane has been introduced for this edition: CHF 50.-, which includes crane use for the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva and the Bol d’Or Mirabaud.

    The SNG port is getting a makeover

    As you’ve probably noticed at the Port Noir, the Société Nautique de Genève construction site is impressive. Awaited improvements are many, but here are a few worth underlining in anticipation of our upcoming event:
        - The port entry channel is now 23 meters wide, compared to 70 meters before the project began. This narrow channel will require careful concentration by crews, especially at the end of the regatta!
        - Offshore of Port Noir and along the quays toward Tour Carrée, a large work zone, as well as a new wakeboard and no-go zone are prohibited to navigation. They’ll be marked by yellow buoys: be careful!
    We invite you to learn more about these changes on the map below.

    The Neptune as floating stage

    To celebrate the Bol d’Or Mirabaud’s anniversary, the classic Léman vessel Neptune, built in 1904, will be tied up at the SNG honor dock. Usually offshore of the SNG, serving as start boat for multihulls, she will honor us this year by being inside the port, at the heart of the festival for all three days of the event. Concerts, ceremonies and prize distribution will take place aboard this mythical Léman sailboat. A perfect stage for the activities of this 80th edition!

    Discover the 2018 poster

    You’ve already seen it on our social networks. The 2018 BOM poster is as original as it is representative of the event! Among other things, it will give you a sneak preview of a surprise awaiting you for this 2018 edition… more information in a few weeks!

    The Notice of Race is online

    Download the 2018 Notice of Race

    This BOM is for you!

    In spite of numerous new features and events to celebrate the 80th anniversary, the BOM’s DNA remains unchanged. It’s a public festival assembling thousands of spectators and over 500 boats on the starting line. We look forward to welcoming you, whether as families, friends or colleagues, to achieve one unique objective: have the most fun!

    2018 program

    THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
    10:30 Press conference 
    17:00 to 21:00 Registration confirmation, Race Instruction, numbers and beacon pickup on the SNG terrace

    FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018
    08:00 to 17:00 Registration confirmation, Race Instruction, numbers and beacon pickup on the SNG terrace
    18:00 to 19:30 Events at the Rotunda: prize award for the 2017 amateur photo competition, weather briefing by Météosuisse, interviews
    Starting 19:30 Opening aperitif and dinner for participants on the SNG terrace
    Opening cocktail for sponsors, upper level of the SNG
    Starting 21:00 Concert on the Neptune presented by the Montreux Jazz Festival

    SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
    06:30 to 08:30 Breakfast for participants by the SNG restaurant
    Starting 07:00 Boats leave the SNG following dock masters’ instructions
    10:00 Bol d’Or Mirabaud start
    Geospatial tracking of the entire regatta at, with LIVE and real-time or delayed Images published at and on screens set up throughout the clubhouse
    Snack offered to participants stopping at the SNG after crossing the finish line
    Starting 20:00 "Night of the Bol" party hosted by the SNG restaurant to participants, support crew, family, friends, etc. The SNG restaurant will stay open all night

    SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018
    Dawn - 16:30 Snack offered to participants at the SNG
    17:00 Close of the 2018 Bol d'Or Mirabaud 
    19:00 Closing ceremony: prize distribution and participant aperitif

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