Sailing and Boating in Geneva

Details of the ports around Lake Geneva and links to local sailing associations...

Sailing, and other water sports, are very popular on Lac Léman, the largest lake in Western Europe. The lake is also known as Lac de Genève, or Lake Geneva.

Safety Information

Police Tel: 112
International Rescue Service of Lake Geneva (Société Internationale de Sauvetage du Léman/SISL) Tel: 117 or 112 (Switzerland)
Tel: 17 or 112 (France)
Website
Weather for French-speaking Switzerland Website
Wind forecast for Lake Geneva Website

Ports

The International Rescue Service of Lake Geneva (Société Internationale de Sauvetage du Léman- SISL) has information on the many ports around Lake Geneva.

  • For information on the ports and their facilities: Click here

Geneva Yacht Clubs and Associations

Sailing Events on Lake Geneva

The Bol d'Or Mirabaud is an annual yachting event that takes place in June. Boats set off from the southwest point of Lake Geneva, make their way to the other end of the lake and back again (approximately 104 miles).

Contact Information

Canton of Geneva

Canton of Vaud

Further Information

  • For a glossary of French-English sailing terms: Click here