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Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA is accompanying Alan Roura as he gets ready for his next Vendée Globe challenge.

A passionate seafarer and strong-minded entrepreneur, Alan embodies the same spirit as Bonhôte. His three-year campaign leads up to the 2024-25 Vendée Globe – a small-team adventure combining Swiss sponsorship with an advanced vessel that is self-sufficient in energy, made using sustainable and non-polluting technology. Both on the water and in making investments, preparation and looking ahead are the key factors behind performance and success.

 

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28.12
2022
Meilleurs vœux pour 2023 !

Meilleurs vœux pour 2023 !

Bank Bonhôte sends you its best wishes for the festive season.

Click here after to watch the video.

05.12
2022
Come and admire Alan's Imoca in your branch!

Come and admire Alan's Imoca in your branch!

Beautiful models of the boat are now on display at our Neuchâtel headquarters and in our branches.

The main 1:40 scale model (55 cm long) is made of composite material, with mast, sails, fittings and ropes. It is located in the bank's entrance hall. Smaller 1/60th scale models (37 cm long) have been placed in our branches, so do not hesitate to approach our colleagues if you wish to admire them.

 

 

01.12
2022
 Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 2

Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 2

The second episode of our video series "Privileged interviews with Alan Roura" is dedicated to his Swiss and human project.

Born in 1993 in Onex, near Geneva, Alan has always raced under the Swiss colours and values the quality, performance and seriousness that our country conveys, also through its partners. He also talks about the importance of his team in his project, a team where women are well represented as they occupy four out of nine positions.

Click here after to watch the video.

 

24.11
2022
Arrival of Alan Roura in Guadeloupe

Arrival of Alan Roura in Guadeloupe

Alan Roura crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum 2022 yesterday afternoon in 21st place in the Imoca category with a time of 14 days, 1 hour and 47 minutes. He thus improved on his previous record by more than a day.

The Route du Rhum was an important race for his ultimate goal, the Vendée Globe, which will start in Les Sables d'Olonne in November 2024.

Visibly exhausted and disappointed with his performance, the 29 year old skipper did not lose his characteristic smile as you can see on the video of his arrival.

10.11
2022
Route du Rhum - Happy competition to all!

Route du Rhum - Happy competition to all!

The 138 participants in the Route du Rhum 2022 are off. 

After a quiet start to avoid taking any risks in difficult cross seas, Alan Roura is back in the top 20 of the race despite the upwind conditions that are currently putting him at a disadvantage.

Northern, central or southern route, we will see what tactical choices the skippers will make to reach Guadeloupe.

Click here to see the map and Alan's position in real time.

01.11
2022
5 days to go before the start of the Route du Rhum

5 days to go before the start of the Route du Rhum

The flagship event of 2022 is on the horizon for Alan Roura and his team.

Having arrived in St-Malo last week, they are busy with the final preparations for the boat before setting off for the 12th edition of this legendary race which takes place every four years.

Follow the start of the Route du Rhum!

The start will be given on Sunday 6th November at 1pm off St-Malo (Pointe du Grouin) and the arrival of the first competitors in Guadeloupe should be around 13th November for the Ultim category and 20th November for the Imoca. Alan Roura's previous record dates from 2018 when he completed the Route du Rhum in 15 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes and 37 seconds.

You can follow the start live on the official Route du Rhum website and the rankings in real time throughout the race. France 3 will be organising a special programme to be broadcast from 12.55pm.

We will be lucky enough to attend with a delegation from the bank which will be present in St-Malo from Friday 4th November. We invite you to live this experience from the inside by following us on the bank's Instagram account. On the programme: exclusive interviews, visit of the Imoca, St-Malo and live departure at the heart of the action.

28.10
2022
Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 1: a story of heritage

Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 1: a story of heritage

We are pleased to present the first episode of our video series "Privileged interviews with Alan Roura".

Through these reports, you will discover Alan's personality from a new angle as he confides in us about the values he shares with our school. In the first episode, he tells us about his history and his heritage, but also about his passion for sailing, which he intends to pass on to the skippers who will succeed him.

Click here to watch the video.

26.09
2022
Bonhôte evening with Alan Roura at the Casino de Morges

Bonhôte evening with Alan Roura at the Casino de Morges

Many thanks to Alan and his team for joining us in Morges for the launch of our new Bonhôte Strategies - Megatrend Equity ESG fund

20.09
2022
Défi Azimut results

Défi Azimut results

Our ambassador Alan Roura is back in the race! At home during the Défi Azimut which took place last week, he took 8th place in the speed runs and 13th place in the 48-hour challenge comprising 500 miles of solo sailing and a circumnavigation of the island of Groix.

With less than fifty days to go before the start of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the Swiss sailor knows the magnitude of the event that awaits him. "This Azimuth Challenge has shown us once again just how strong the field is, and how capable everyone is of putting in a great performance." 

14.09
2022
Défi Azimut : a homecoming

Défi Azimut : a homecoming

After a three week summer break, Alan Roura is ready to put his foulies back on! Back at his base in Lorient since the end of August, the Swiss skipper has resumed training in preparation for his return to competition this week at the Défi Azimut. This event, which has become a flagship on the IMOCA circuit, should once again live up to its promise as a spectacle and a final test before the major event of the year: the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe.

30.08
2022
Stay in Lorient with some guests

Stay in Lorient with some guests

A few days ago, a small group of guests from the bank had the privilege of spending a day with Alan and his team while sailing on his Imoca. An exceptional memory illustrated by the photo above.

24.06
2022
Vendée Arctique 2022, I had a real breakthrough

Vendée Arctique 2022, I had a real breakthrough

Alan Roura had a magnificent start at the front on 12th June in the Vendée Arctique.

After a few hours of racing, he chose a westerly option which did not favour him in the rankings, but then made a magnificent comeback. 

He finished in 7th place in a competition that was prematurely stopped due to very difficult weather conditions. 

Alan Roura : « This race was a real turning point for me. The Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race was my return to competition, but above all it allowed me to get back into shape and to start getting to know my boat. In the Arctic Vendée, I gained confidence in myself and in my boat, I was able to put my head down and go for it. Because that's what you have to do! Depending on the wind conditions, the boat's limit is the human element: as soon as the wind dies down, the boat goes for it! You have to trust it and let it do its job. I had to prove to myself that I was capable of doing it and I am. »

16.06
2022
Alan Roura, on course for the 2022 Vendée Arctique

Alan Roura, on course for the 2022 Vendée Arctique

Alan Roura started the 2022 Vendée Arctique on Sunday. This unprecedented 3,500 mile race will take the solo skippers to the edge of the Arctic Circle.

After an excellent start, Alan experienced some technical problems that put him at the back of the pack, but nothing is done yet for the participants, who should be back in Les Sables d'Olonne around 23rd June.

01.06
2022

Alan Roura - 52 minutes

Alan Roura was the guest of the editorial team of the comedy programme 52 minutes on RTS.

Click on the image below to watch his interview:

Alan Roura - banque Bonhôte - RTS 52 minutes

 

14.05
2022
Alan Roura, 15th of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

Alan Roura, 15th of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

Alan Roura crossed the finish line of the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race, the first race of the IMOCA 2022 championship, this Saturday 14th May at 23:26 in 15th position, after 6 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes of racing. This is an enriching first experience for the young skipper aboard his new boat, which means that he is already qualified for the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe.

09.05
2022

Cautious start for Alan in the Guyader Bermudes 1000

The first Imoca race of the season is on.

Alan Roura is currently taking part in the Guyader Bermudes 1,000, a 1,200 nautical mile race from Brest.

For his first solo race since his arrival from the Vendée Globe in February 2021, the Swiss skipper announced that he did not want to take any risks at the helm of his boat, which has a completely closed cockpit and very limited visibility: "Alex Thomson reminded me last night to be careful at the start and that was my intention as well! 

On Monday morning, Alan Roura was in 18th position, 60 NM behind the leader Charlie Dalin.

07.04
2022
Media feedback from the press conference

Media feedback from the press conference

Many thanks to the media who reported on the new partnership between Alan Roura and Bonhôte Bank.

Arcinfo

Canal Alpha

RTN

06.04
2022

Photos Waves Sky Lounge in Neuchâtel

The announcement of our new partnership with Alan Roura was made yesterday at the Waves Sky Lounge in Neuchâtel.

06.04
2022

Bonhôte sets sail as new major sponsor for Alan Roura’s next ocean campaign

The contract – signed in early March – covers the upcoming Imoca Globe Series, which the Swiss skipper is preparing to embark on next May, and will culminate with the world-famous Vendée Globe race starting in late 2024, known as the Everest of the Seas.

This partnership was officially unveiled yesterday evening at the Waves Sky Lounge in Neuchâtel, at an event attended by the Bank’s employees and selected clients.

Press Release

21.03
2022

Alan Roura’s visit to our Bank

Bonhôte staff in Neuchâtel were delighted to host Alan Roura on Monday.

Here are some of the photos taken during the event.

15.03
2022

Contract signing

Alan was in Neuchâtel on Wednesday to finalise his four-year partnership contract with Bonhôte. 

 

28.12
2022
Meilleurs vœux pour 2023 !

Meilleurs vœux pour 2023 !

Bank Bonhôte sends you its best wishes for the festive season.

Click here after to watch the video.

05.12
2022
Come and admire Alan's Imoca in your branch!

Come and admire Alan's Imoca in your branch!

Beautiful models of the boat are now on display at our Neuchâtel headquarters and in our branches.

The main 1:40 scale model (55 cm long) is made of composite material, with mast, sails, fittings and ropes. It is located in the bank's entrance hall. Smaller 1/60th scale models (37 cm long) have been placed in our branches, so do not hesitate to approach our colleagues if you wish to admire them.

 

 

01.12
2022
 Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 2

Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 2

The second episode of our video series "Privileged interviews with Alan Roura" is dedicated to his Swiss and human project.

Born in 1993 in Onex, near Geneva, Alan has always raced under the Swiss colours and values the quality, performance and seriousness that our country conveys, also through its partners. He also talks about the importance of his team in his project, a team where women are well represented as they occupy four out of nine positions.

Click here after to watch the video.

 

24.11
2022
Arrival of Alan Roura in Guadeloupe

Arrival of Alan Roura in Guadeloupe

Alan Roura crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum 2022 yesterday afternoon in 21st place in the Imoca category with a time of 14 days, 1 hour and 47 minutes. He thus improved on his previous record by more than a day.

The Route du Rhum was an important race for his ultimate goal, the Vendée Globe, which will start in Les Sables d'Olonne in November 2024.

Visibly exhausted and disappointed with his performance, the 29 year old skipper did not lose his characteristic smile as you can see on the video of his arrival.

10.11
2022
Route du Rhum - Happy competition to all!

Route du Rhum - Happy competition to all!

The 138 participants in the Route du Rhum 2022 are off. 

After a quiet start to avoid taking any risks in difficult cross seas, Alan Roura is back in the top 20 of the race despite the upwind conditions that are currently putting him at a disadvantage.

Northern, central or southern route, we will see what tactical choices the skippers will make to reach Guadeloupe.

Click here to see the map and Alan's position in real time.

01.11
2022
5 days to go before the start of the Route du Rhum

5 days to go before the start of the Route du Rhum

The flagship event of 2022 is on the horizon for Alan Roura and his team.

Having arrived in St-Malo last week, they are busy with the final preparations for the boat before setting off for the 12th edition of this legendary race which takes place every four years.

Follow the start of the Route du Rhum!

The start will be given on Sunday 6th November at 1pm off St-Malo (Pointe du Grouin) and the arrival of the first competitors in Guadeloupe should be around 13th November for the Ultim category and 20th November for the Imoca. Alan Roura's previous record dates from 2018 when he completed the Route du Rhum in 15 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes and 37 seconds.

You can follow the start live on the official Route du Rhum website and the rankings in real time throughout the race. France 3 will be organising a special programme to be broadcast from 12.55pm.

We will be lucky enough to attend with a delegation from the bank which will be present in St-Malo from Friday 4th November. We invite you to live this experience from the inside by following us on the bank's Instagram account. On the programme: exclusive interviews, visit of the Imoca, St-Malo and live departure at the heart of the action.

28.10
2022
Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 1: a story of heritage

Privileged interviews with Alan Roura - episode 1: a story of heritage

We are pleased to present the first episode of our video series "Privileged interviews with Alan Roura".

Through these reports, you will discover Alan's personality from a new angle as he confides in us about the values he shares with our school. In the first episode, he tells us about his history and his heritage, but also about his passion for sailing, which he intends to pass on to the skippers who will succeed him.

Click here to watch the video.

26.09
2022
Bonhôte evening with Alan Roura at the Casino de Morges

Bonhôte evening with Alan Roura at the Casino de Morges

Many thanks to Alan and his team for joining us in Morges for the launch of our new Bonhôte Strategies - Megatrend Equity ESG fund

20.09
2022
Défi Azimut results

Défi Azimut results

Our ambassador Alan Roura is back in the race! At home during the Défi Azimut which took place last week, he took 8th place in the speed runs and 13th place in the 48-hour challenge comprising 500 miles of solo sailing and a circumnavigation of the island of Groix.

With less than fifty days to go before the start of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the Swiss sailor knows the magnitude of the event that awaits him. "This Azimuth Challenge has shown us once again just how strong the field is, and how capable everyone is of putting in a great performance." 

14.09
2022
Défi Azimut : a homecoming

Défi Azimut : a homecoming

After a three week summer break, Alan Roura is ready to put his foulies back on! Back at his base in Lorient since the end of August, the Swiss skipper has resumed training in preparation for his return to competition this week at the Défi Azimut. This event, which has become a flagship on the IMOCA circuit, should once again live up to its promise as a spectacle and a final test before the major event of the year: the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe.

30.08
2022
Stay in Lorient with some guests

Stay in Lorient with some guests

A few days ago, a small group of guests from the bank had the privilege of spending a day with Alan and his team while sailing on his Imoca. An exceptional memory illustrated by the photo above.

24.06
2022
Vendée Arctique 2022, I had a real breakthrough

Vendée Arctique 2022, I had a real breakthrough

Alan Roura had a magnificent start at the front on 12th June in the Vendée Arctique.

After a few hours of racing, he chose a westerly option which did not favour him in the rankings, but then made a magnificent comeback. 

He finished in 7th place in a competition that was prematurely stopped due to very difficult weather conditions. 

Alan Roura : « This race was a real turning point for me. The Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race was my return to competition, but above all it allowed me to get back into shape and to start getting to know my boat. In the Arctic Vendée, I gained confidence in myself and in my boat, I was able to put my head down and go for it. Because that's what you have to do! Depending on the wind conditions, the boat's limit is the human element: as soon as the wind dies down, the boat goes for it! You have to trust it and let it do its job. I had to prove to myself that I was capable of doing it and I am. »

16.06
2022
Alan Roura, on course for the 2022 Vendée Arctique

Alan Roura, on course for the 2022 Vendée Arctique

Alan Roura started the 2022 Vendée Arctique on Sunday. This unprecedented 3,500 mile race will take the solo skippers to the edge of the Arctic Circle.

After an excellent start, Alan experienced some technical problems that put him at the back of the pack, but nothing is done yet for the participants, who should be back in Les Sables d'Olonne around 23rd June.

01.06
2022

Alan Roura - 52 minutes

Alan Roura was the guest of the editorial team of the comedy programme 52 minutes on RTS.

Click on the image below to watch his interview:

Alan Roura - banque Bonhôte - RTS 52 minutes

 

14.05
2022
Alan Roura, 15th of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

Alan Roura, 15th of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

Alan Roura crossed the finish line of the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race, the first race of the IMOCA 2022 championship, this Saturday 14th May at 23:26 in 15th position, after 6 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes of racing. This is an enriching first experience for the young skipper aboard his new boat, which means that he is already qualified for the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe.

09.05
2022

Cautious start for Alan in the Guyader Bermudes 1000

The first Imoca race of the season is on.

Alan Roura is currently taking part in the Guyader Bermudes 1,000, a 1,200 nautical mile race from Brest.

For his first solo race since his arrival from the Vendée Globe in February 2021, the Swiss skipper announced that he did not want to take any risks at the helm of his boat, which has a completely closed cockpit and very limited visibility: "Alex Thomson reminded me last night to be careful at the start and that was my intention as well! 

On Monday morning, Alan Roura was in 18th position, 60 NM behind the leader Charlie Dalin.

07.04
2022
Media feedback from the press conference

Media feedback from the press conference

Many thanks to the media who reported on the new partnership between Alan Roura and Bonhôte Bank.

Arcinfo

Canal Alpha

RTN

06.04
2022

Photos Waves Sky Lounge in Neuchâtel

The announcement of our new partnership with Alan Roura was made yesterday at the Waves Sky Lounge in Neuchâtel.

06.04
2022

Bonhôte sets sail as new major sponsor for Alan Roura’s next ocean campaign

The contract – signed in early March – covers the upcoming Imoca Globe Series, which the Swiss skipper is preparing to embark on next May, and will culminate with the world-famous Vendée Globe race starting in late 2024, known as the Everest of the Seas.

This partnership was officially unveiled yesterday evening at the Waves Sky Lounge in Neuchâtel, at an event attended by the Bank’s employees and selected clients.

Press Release

21.03
2022

Alan Roura’s visit to our Bank

Bonhôte staff in Neuchâtel were delighted to host Alan Roura on Monday.

Here are some of the photos taken during the event.

15.03
2022

Contract signing

Alan was in Neuchâtel on Wednesday to finalise his four-year partnership contract with Bonhôte. 

 

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