The Bol d’Or Mirabaud
The racecourse is as simple as it can get: Genève – Le Bouveret – Genève. There is only one mark on the course, halfway through the race (at Le Bouveret).
The real time winner of the Genève-Le Bouveret-Genève race wins the Bol d’Or Challenge, which is presented each year, however if it is won three times in the previous five years by the same owner, it can be kept by the winner indefinitely. Only three boats have achieved this in over 70 years of the regatta: the Marie-José II owned by Horace Julliard (1961, 1962 and 1963), the Altaïr IX owned by Philippe Stern (1980, 1982 and 1984) and Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi (1997, 2000 and 2001).
The Bol de Vermeil Trophy rewards exclusively the first monohull to cross the finishing line. As for the Bol d’Or Challenge, it has to be won three times in five years to be awarded indefinitely.
123 kilometers or 66.5 nautical miles
26 boats in 1939
684 boats in 1990
526 boats in 2007
532 boats in 2009
20 SNG safety boats
All Lake Geneva region rescue teams and police on standby
Winners of the Bol d’Or in the past five years:
|2005 Okalys-Corum||N. Grange – L. Peyron (Décision 35)||16h 29' 43''|
|2006 Banque Gonet||Quinodoz & Co – R. Coutts (Décision 35)||11h 45' 20"|
|2007 Okalys-Corum||N. Grange – L. Peyron (Décision 35)||10h 05’ 25’’|
|2008 Zebra 7 – GP||Assoc. Zebra 7 – Frank Cammas (Décision 35)||9h 34’ 16’’|
|2009 Foncia||Alain Gautier – Michel Desjoyaux (Décision 35)||19h 33’ 26’’|
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