The longest non-stop rowing event in the world, taking place on a lake..are you tough enough?!
The Tour du Léman à l’Aviron rowing racing event is an international competition of endurance organised at the end of September by the rowing section of the Société Nautique de Geneve (SNG). The starting command is given on Saturday morning at nine o’clock from the north pier of Port Noir. The first Tour du Lac took place in 1972, year of the centennials of the organising club. Thanks to in particular the loyalty of its participants coming mainly from Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy but also from Great-Britain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Russia and even from the United States of America, the appreciation it has generated, the beauty of the landscape and the enthusiasm of all the volunteers participating in the organisation, the Tour du Léman à l’Aviron, which was originally intended as a single event, has become an international annual event, that some have not hesitated to qualify as « Königin der Regatten », well appreciated by long distance rowing lovers. Some have participated more than ten times, others fifteen and one competitor even more than twenty times.
The Tour du Léman à l’Aviron consists in rowing all the way round the Lake of Geneva clockwise non stop and without extraneous assistance, departing from, and returning to Geneva after having passed by all the control marks. It is governed by the downloadable rules, the purpose of which is to ensure fair and equitable racing conditions.
This famous competition represents, with its 160 km course, the longest non-stop rowing event in the world, taking place on a lake. It generally takes around 12-17 hours to complete depending on the weather conditions. Are you tough enough?!
To participate, the entry form must be filled out and signed and received by 10 September 2010.