Published on 2021.06.03

BOM21: Regatta Time!

  • We’re almost there! A few days before the 82nd edition, the organizing committee and volunteers are hard at work. This edition, which will take place in person with no limit to the number of participants, will be broadcast in its entirety in streaming. You will find all the practical information - and much more - in this newsletter!

    We wish all #BOM21 participants well as they prepare.

    Don't miss any streaming from the BOM 2021

    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: website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
    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 (Facebook, Instagram and website).
    The entire race will be broadcast on

    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)

    A surprise at the opening ceremony

    On Friday at 19:00, the opening ceremony will mark the beginning of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud! While competitors will not be able to enjoy the traditional festive paella served at the Société Nautique de Genève, a surprise is in store for all participants. Log on at 7pm via the BOM platforms to find out what it is! It will be presented after the much-anticipated Météo Suisse weather briefing.

    Follow the race live on the map 

    Participants are required to download the MySuiviRegate app to activate tracking during the race. This free app will be available for download for iOS and Android by Wednesday, June 9. The app will consume minimal battery power and run in the background

    The race will be available to watch live at and on the BOM website.

    Registration is still open

    More than 350 crews are confirmed for the 82nd edition, and it’s still possible to register! Don't delay, registration fees go up on Monday, June 7.

    Click here for online registration

    We remind you that registration confirmations and collection of race material for the BOM21 are done by predefined time slots. Each competitor is responsible for selecting a time slot. Only one person per boat will be allowed into the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), from Wednesday June 9 to Friday June 11 for material pickup. Registration is mandatory via this link.

    Let's all play by the rules!

    For a successful BOM21, we must all follow the rules the public health protection plan, available online.
    Key components are summarized in the info table.

    Support the two BOM associations!

    This year, the Bol d'Or Mirabaud is committed to actively supporting its two institutional partners, the Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman (Lake Geneva Conservation Association) and the Just for Smiles association. And for this, we need your help! You can provide your support to these two causes by making a donation via the online donation platform GivenGain.

    As a crew and boat participating in BOM21, you can also create your own fundraising project in favor of either of these partners (ASL or JFS) and call upon your own network to raise funds. Click here to register your boat (process explained here).

    SNG docking requests are closed 

    Exceptionally this year, visitor boat docking at the BOM will be strictly regulated. Thus, only crews having received confirmation of a visitor slip will be admitted into the club's port. All requests must have been made before May 30.

    We remind you that the BOM will not be able to accommodate Geneva-Rolle-Geneva competitors. More information here. The committee wishes Geneva-Rolle-Geneva participants best of luck in the race!

    It’s happening on social media!

    In collaboration with 4AM SA

    During this exceptional period, the BOM is broadcasting live conferences, "Cap sur le BOM" (“Setting a Course for the BOM”) to be followed live on social networks: Facebook and YouTube

    The first one brought Eric Monnin and Bertrand Favre together on the topic of hydrofoils. The exchange, led by Rodolphe Gautier, focused on their speed potential in light winds for both monohulls and multihulls. Guests discussed whether all sailors would sail on foil sailboats in the future. The video is available on the BOM social networks. 

    The next “Cap sur le BOM” will be held on June 3rd at 18:30. Our guests will discuss the next generation of sailors! 
    See you soon. 
    Credit 4AM

    The Florimont Institute supports the Sailing Schools Trophy

    The Florimont Institute is proud to be a partner of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud this year! Sports, a true school of life that allows students to better themselves and to strive for excellence, holds an essential place at Florimont. Sports are so important that an art/sports program has just been created for students who practice a sport or artistic discipline at a high level. Moreover, as a school established in Geneva since 1905, the Florimont Institute is committed to being involved in local life and to support Geneva's sporting events. Florimont will present this year’s Sailing School Trophy, rewarding the best team of sailors under 17 years old, members of a Lake Geneva sailing school and accompanied by a certified skipper-instructor. The Institute will be on the water with its own first crew in 2022!

    To learn more about sports at Florimont, click here.

    A wealth of exciting books!

    Four splendid books have been published in the last few months on the theme of sailing, sailors, shipbuilding in Switzerland and Lake Geneva.

    “Histoires de Constructeurs Naval” (“History of Boat Builders”) - Yves Ryncki's photographic work with texts by Vincent Gillioz, tells the story of Lake Geneva and Jura region shipyards. Illustrated with more than one hundred and fifty photos, complemented by twenty-five written portraits of craftsmen or shipyards; this limited edition offers readers the opportunity to discover the human adventures behind those who build and renovate our sailboats!

    Produced by photojournalist Jean-Guy Python, with texts by Joël Cerutti, Grégoire Surdez, Pierre Nusslé and Jean-Louis Le Touzet, “Swiss at Sea” tells the story of Swiss sailors who have distinguished themselves on the oceans over the last forty years, from Pierre Fehlmann to Bernard Stamm, including Justine Mettraux, Dominique Wavre and many others, and their many successes. Single-handed or with a crew, the story of these Swiss sailors is fascinating.

    To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Skippers magazine has produced a book entitled “SUI 2000 – 2020”. Written by specialists who lived through these important times, and richly illustrated, this book reflects the rise of Swiss sailors during this dynamic and intense period, the role of Switzerland in the world of sailing, the particularities of its participants and its waters, all in 20 thematic sections. It will be on sale at the Société Nautique de Genève from Wednesday, June 9 to Friday, June 11 during race material collection.

    “Léman, Bien Plus Qu'un Lac” (“Lake Geneva, Much More Than a Lake”) is a photographic study with an instinctive and deeply human dialogue between two complementary artists, Claude Dussez and Vincent Guignet. For four years, they travelled together along the shores of the lake, meeting its inhabitants, visiting its emblematic sites, its private beaches and its ignored folds, using reverse angle as well as parallel views. They deliver a portrait of the lake in black and white, complmented by ten colorful texts by the writer Blaise Hofmann, for an original and poetic fresco of Lake Geneva.

    These four books are complementary and should be in the library of all sailing enthusiasts and Bol d'Or Mirabaud participants. 



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