BOL D’OR MIRABAUD REGATTA
Geneva is conveniently located on the western tip of Lake Geneva – known locally as Lac Léman – one of the largest lakes in Europe with a surface area of 224 square miles.
This beautiful inland lake attracts many yachtsmen to its waters as the trend for yacht and catamaran racing has increased in popularity. Water sports are an integral part of life on Lake Geneva. Mountains and vineyards surround the shores of the lake, governed on a 60/40 ratio by Switzerland and France. Lake Geneva’s large size, calm waters, underwater currents and strong winds provide ideal racing conditions for regattas with the first official Bol d’Or race being organized in 1939. As it grew exponentially over the years, the event has attracted an international presence and now draws a global audience to this exciting and largest freshwater sailing competition in the world.