Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image

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The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport.

The contest is open to professional yacht racing photographers from all over the world.Three prizes are awarded:

  • The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ (main prize), awarded by a panel of international specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries.
  • The ‘Yacht Racing Forum Award’, decided by the 700 delegates of World Sailing’s Annual conference as well as by the 300 delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum.
  • The‘public prize’, selected by the number of popular votes on Internet.

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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: Discover the world’s best sailing pictures of the year!

The best sailing photographs taken in 2017 are now online and the public is invited to vote ! Click here to discover this year’s selection. The winning images and the world’s best marine and yacht racing photographers will be celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on November 28. 

October 18, 2017 – The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international Jury has selected the top 80 yacht racing images taken this year throughout the world and the public is now invited to vote: Click here to see the images and make your choice!
No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries: a record ! The competition will be tight once again this year, with extraordinary images from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Olympic sailing events and much more.

We are very proud to once again link the name Mirabaud with the world’s best yacht racing images”, said Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA and a member of the international jury. “The extraordinary variety of pictures submitted highlights the depth of the sport, from young future talents sailing onboard Optimists right through to Super-yachts and the America’s Cup. The pictures often reflect high performance, teamwork and technology: attributes that are dear to us at Mirabaud.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is open to professional photographers from all over the world. The contest pays tribute to their work and provides them with a platform that contributes to the promotion of the sport of sailing to a wider audience.

Three prizes will be awarded on November 28, at the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark:

  • The main prize is the ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’, selected by the international jury: Rob Kothe, founder of the Sail-World network, Daniel Allisy, sailing writer and founder of Voiles & Voiliers, Jean-Marie Liot, winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016, Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA, and pro sailor Sally Barkow.
  • The ‘Yacht Racing Forum Award’, decided by the 700 delegates of World Sailing’s Annual conference and the 300 delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum.
  • The ‘Public Award’ is based on the number of votes on Internet. This is a fun award, aimed at increasing the visibility of both the photographers and the entire contest. Photographers are encouraged to like and share pictures, and to do as much self-promotion as they like. This prizes recognizes the quality of the winning picture as well as the photographers’ network and the support he (she) can generate around him and his (her) photograph.
International financial services Group Mirabaud is the official title sponsor of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award whilst Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot is the event’s official partner and timekeeper.
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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2017 officially launched

Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017. Submission of the pictures is open until October 12. The prize giving will take place during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on November 28. The winner will receive the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award, a precious clock offered by Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot and share € 2’000 prize money.

Yacht Racing photographers from all over the world are invited to attend the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017.

Started in 2010, this event is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport. Open to professional photographers, it provides an opportunity for yacht racing specialists to display their work and share their passion with a wide audience. More than one million people saw the pictures submitted for the last edition of the contest.

Submission of the pictures is open until October 12. In order to participate, photographers must register and submit their best yacht racing image taken between October 13, 2016, and October 12, 2017, at the following address: www.yachtracingimage.com

The top eighty pictures will be pre-selected by Daniel Allisy (FRA), founder of Voiles & Voiliers, Rob Kothe (AUS), founder of the Sail-World network and Jean-Marie Liot (FRA), winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016. They will be published on the event website and social networks on October 18, allowing the public and the international Jury to vote.

The International Jury consists of the above three as well as Nicolas Mirabaud (SUI), member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA, and pro sailor Sally Barkow (USA).

The top twenty pictures selected by the international Jury will be displayed during World Sailing’s annual conference in Puerto Valarta (Mexico) as well as at the Yacht Racing Forum on November 27-28.

The prestigious trophy will be awarded in public, on November 28, 2017, during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, in front of the world’s leading personalities from the world of sailing.

The winning photographer will receive the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award, a precious clock offered by Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot and € 1’000 prize money.

Two secondary prizes will be awarded : The Yacht Racing Forum Award (selected by the delegates attending World Sailing’s annual conference and the Yacht Racing Forum) and the Public Award (selected by the votes from the public on Facebook. The winners will each receive € 500 prize money.