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The course

The breathtaking race track, which stretches over 10.4 kilometers, places high demands on the endurance of the athletes. Especially the turn after half of the route requires a high degree of coordination and technical skill on the part of the rowers. In the skiff category, the start takes place at 20-second intervals, while boats with several participants are sent into the race at 30-second intervals. This regulation ensures a fair race of the highest quality.

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There are numerous ways for spectators to combine the Bern Boat Race with a scenic hike. The starting point is at the Wohlei Bridge and the shore path leads to an idyllic picnic rest area. The turning point at Ottos Place is also in close proximity to the shore. The race can be viewed from various locations along the shore, providing a great opportunity to cheer and support the athletes.


In addition, the hiking trail around the Wohlensee offers an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and to be active.

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Bern Boat Race 10.4 km


The victorious athletes in each category of the Bern Boat Race can look forward to a brilliant reward - a breathtaking glass trophy.


These trophies will be presented and presented to the winners in the festival tent of the Wohlensee Rowing Club. It is a moment of pride and joy as the winners accept their trophies and have their achievements duly recognized.


With these beautiful and unique trophies, the participants have a lasting reminder of their outstanding achievements in the Bern Boat Race.



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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 2024 will be open from July 01, 2024. 

  • The registration deadline is October 8th, 2024, 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 using the Regasoft portal.
Passwords and log-in information, if not available, can be requested directly on the portal.

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