May 4, 2018

Bol d'Or 80th Edition: June 8-10 , 2018

Video: Bol d'Or footage from 2017. This is the most challenging inland Lake regatta in the World, where you can spend , depending on the conditions, up to 24hs to complete the Lake Geneva round on a D35, the undisputed Lake racing machine.

Foilers have attempted past editions to win over D35s without success , even with breeze. The D35 has prevailed last year at Lake Balaton round also, where all kind of designs & platforms are specially prepared each year.

At the Bol d'Or beachcats like F18s are allowed to race.

2017 Edition Reference times:
- D35 Alinghi 5:11:00hs
- D35 LadyCat 5:12:34hs
- GC32 RealTeam , Foiler 5:19:23
- F18 Hobie Wildcat: Clement Peduzzi & Maxime Blondeau: 8:01:09 for a 30th overall.Only 5mins behind of a Ventilo M2 and 10mins of an M1 and ahead two Diam 24OD.

More info of the race at

Bol d'Or 80th Edition Programme
-THURSDAY, JUNE 07, 2018
10:30 Press conference
17:00 - 21:00
Registration confirmation, sailing instruction, race decal and geo-tracking beacon pick-up

-FRIDAY, JUNE 08, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Registration confirmation, racing sheet, race decal and geo-tracking beacon pick-up
18:00 - 19:30
Gathering at the Rotonde: 2017 photo competition prizes awarded, briefing, Météosuisse weather update, interviews
From 19:30
Participant's opening aperitif on the clubhouse terrace
Opening cocktail party for sponsors (1st floor SNG)

From 20:30
LIVE concert on the Neptune at the SNG honor dock presented by our partner, the Montreux Jazz Festival

-SATURDAY, JUNE 09, 2018
06:30 - 08:30
Breakfast for competitors prepared by the SNG restaurant
From 07:00
Competitors' boats leave the SNG
Press boats leave the SNG
Start of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud
10:00 - closing
Geo-tracking of all boats with beacons via
10:00 - closing
Real time and delayed images on and on the screens available at the clubhouse

On arrival
Display of winning boat of each class at honor dock and winner interviews
19:00 - dawn
Snack offered to participants stopping at the SNG after crossing the finish line
From 19:00
The “Night of the Bol”: Live DJ sponsored by the Montreux Jazz Festival. The SNG restaurant will stay open all night.

-SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018
Dawn - 16:30
Snack offered to participants stopping at the SNG after crossing the finish line
Close of the regatta
Closing ceremony: prizes and aperitif offered to competitors

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