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, fours and quads. 

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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


At Bern Boat Race, a glass trophy awaits the winner of each category. The Bern Boat Race trophies will be awarded to the winners at the reception tent by Wohlen Rowing Club. 



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Good to know

  • The field of participants is limited to 150 skiffs, 50 twos and 50 fours.

  • The registration window for 2022 will be open from July 01, 2022. 

  • The registration deadline is October 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

  • Registrations will be considered upon receipt.

  • The starting order will be determined after the registration period has expired.

  • Registration fee per category amounts to:

    • CHF 70 for one person

    • CHF 80 for the double scull

    • CHF 90.– for the quad & four​​

  • Information for international participants​

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.