The Tour du Lac regatta (also known as the Tour du Léman or the Tour du Lac Léman à l’Aviron) is a rowing regatta on lake Geneva in Switzerland. Since 1972 the regatta has been organized at the end of September every year by the yacht club Société Nautique de Genève. The tour, which starts in Geneva and runs around lake Geneva. With a distance of 160 km (99 mi), it is the longest non-stop rowing regatta in the world.[1]

RouteEdit

 
Routing of the regatta around Lake Geneva

The starting point of the regatta is the mole of the club Société Nautique de Genève. Traditionally the route runs on the Swiss lakeside past Nyon, Lausanne, Vevey and Montreux to the end of the lake in Villeneuve. Afterwards the boats row along the French lake side past the cities of Le Bouveret, Evian and Yvoire back to Geneva. Because of the adverse external conditions in some years the route was changed in the short-run. In addition, for reasons of safety, every boat is escorted by a motorboat.

RecordsEdit

  • The course record for the complete distance is held by the team of RC Hamm / Karlsruher Rheinklub Alemania / Mainzer RV / Stuttgart-Cannstatter RC. In 2011, the team in a time of 11 hours 43 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • As of 2014, Matthias Decker from the Ludwigshafener RV has participated in the regatta more than any other rower, having taken part 33 times.[2]
  • In 2012 Christian Klandt from the Bonner Ruder-Verein completed the regatta alone in a skiff, arriving at Geneva after 14 hours and 27 minutes.[3]

ResultsEdit

The winning teams since 1972 with the winning time[4]
Year Team Time
2019 GTRV Neuwied / KCfW Köln / RTHC Bayer Leverkusen / Clever RC 13 Std. 10:12
2018 Bonner RV / WSAP Hamburg / RC Hamm / Stuttgart-Cannstatter RC 05 Std. 39:52
2017 Wassersportabt. Spvgg Polizei Hamburg / RC Nürtingen / Bonner RV / RC Hamm 12 h 02:00
2016 Entente RTHC Bayer Leverkusen / Bonner RG / Siegburger RV 12 h 10:30
2014 RTHC Leverkusen / RaW Berlin / Dresdner RC / Bonner RG 12 h 14:11
2013 RC Hamm / Mainzer RV / RC Nürtingen / Stuttgart-Cannstatter RC / Bonner RV 12 h 06:29
2012 Ludwigshafener RV 11 h 45:46
2011 RC Hamm / Karlsruher Rheinklub Alemannia / Mainzer RV / Stuttgart-Cannstatter RC 11 h 43:30
2010 Mainzer RV  / Stuttgart-Cannstatter RC / Ulmer RC Donau / RC Hamm 13 h 10:36
2009 Clydesdale ARC  / RGM Karlsruher RV Wiking / Stuttgart Cannstatter RC  / Mainzer RV 12 h 17:42
2008 Karlsruher RV Wiking / Bonner RV  / Mainzer RV  / Kitzinger RV 13 h 33:15
2007 Karlsruher RV Wiking / Bonner RV  / Mainzer RV 11 h 55:19
2006 Dresdner RV  / Dresdner RC 12 h 00:22
2005 Bonner RV 1882 / Mainzer RV 12 h 28:25
2004 Dresdner RC 14 h 41:00
2003 Karlsruhe RV Viking / Bonner RV  / Breisacher RV  / RTHC Leverkusen 12 h 13:57
2002 Koblenzer RC / Neuwied RG / Bonn RV 13 h 14:00
2001 Ludwigshafener RV  / Mülheimer Wassersport 15 h 53:00
2000 Turbo Bonn 11 h 58:34
1999 Karlsruher RV Wiking / Neuwieder RG 13 h 15:40
1998 drop out -
1997 Turbo Bonn 13 h 31:18
1996 drop out -
1995 Turbo Bonn 12 h 15:34
1994 RG Red Bull Bonn 12 h 22:29
1993 Turbo Bonn 08 h 43:20
1992 Turbo Bonn 13 h 03:42
1991 Turbo Bonn 13 h 09:08
1990 Bonner RV  / WSD Düsseldorf / SRV Bonn 12 h 30:31
1989 ARCR Bonn / GTRV Neuwied / Bonner RV 12 h 28:34
1988 Bonner RV / RRS Bückeburg / RGF Lehrte / SRV Bonn / Neuwieder RG 11 h 00:52
1987 drop out -
1986 RG Kassel / Marbacher RV / RC Grenzach / RC Giessen / Heidelberg 12 h 46:06
1985 Marbacher RV / RG Kassel 12 h 40:52
1984 Ludwigshafener RV 07 h 13:00
1983 Hevella Berlin 11 h 25:10
1982 Heidelberg / RC Giessen 13 h 08:20
1981 Viking Utrecht 13 h 26:30
1980 Viking Utrecht 13 h 32:52
1979 no boat arrived -
1978 RG Bonn / Hamburg / WSV Godesberg 13 h 30:03
1977 no boat arrived -
1976 drop down -
1975 RG Bonn / Breisacher RV 13 h 47:48
1974 RG Bonn / Badeneysee / Essen 03 h 51:45
1973 Société Nautique de Monaco 15 h 38:27
1972 Société Nautique de Genève 16 h 53:00

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Le Tour du Lac, Lake Geneva". explorerowing.org. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2013-03-18.
  2. ^ "History of the Ludwigshafener Rudervereins". Ludwigshafener Ruderverein. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  3. ^ "Report in the magazin of the 41. regatta, interview" (PDF). p. 24. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  4. ^ "Tour du Lac magazine, Winning teams since 1972" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-31.