Lake Geneva is the largest lake shared by Switzerland and France and after Lake Balaton in Hungary, it is the second largest lake in Central Europe. The River Rhone flows through it from the Alps on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. The most important cities on the Swiss side are Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey and Montreaux.
It is interesting that there isn’t much wind in the area of the lake. The most frequent wind, “Bise” blows from North and North-east, it is cold and dry, and typically blows for 3,6 or 9 days. The other major wind is called “Vent”, which blows from the South-east, and is steady and strong.
The most famous regatta on the lake is the Bol d’Or. The Bol d’Or is organized since 1939, and is one of Europe’s most prestigious freshwater regattas. The race starts from Geneva, and its shortest distance is 123 km. - 27 days ago