The course

With a total of 10.4 kilometers, the course requires not only good fitness, but also skillful maneuvering as there are a few bends along the lake. All bends are marked with buoys, and safety boats are stationed throughout the course, should any assistance be necessary.


Start intervals are 20 seconds between singles and 30 seconds between doubles and quads. Each crew receive a GPS tracker, which allow athletes and coaches to compare their splits with the other competitors.

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There are various possibilities for spectators to combine Bern Boat Race with a hike. The start- and finish-line are at the Wohlen bridge (Wohleibrücke). From there, the path along the shore path leads to a nice picnic area, and the race can be followed from numerous points along the trail.  The turn-around point, at Otto's Place, is also visible from the shore.

Hiking path Wohlensee


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Bern Boat Race 10.4 km


Competitors battle it out for, and winners take home, a proud BBR trophy.

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Good to know

  • The number of participants is limited to 150 singles, 50 doubles and 50 quads.

  • The registration window is from July 1, 2021 until October 15, 2021 (12:00 noon).

  • Each registration entry is considered upon receipt.

  • The start-order will be determined after registration has closed.

  • The registration fees per category are

    • CHF 70 for a single

    • CHF 80 for a double

    • CHF 90 for a quad.

Die Meldungen für das Bern Boat Race müssen mit dem Regasoft-Portal gemacht werden.
Passwörter und Login-Informationen, sofern nicht vorhanden: bitte per E-Mail bei Michael Kiel ( bestellen.

The entries for the Bern Boat Race must be made with the entry software.
For passwords and login information: please contact Michael Kiel (

by email.