Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image


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 announces international jury 2018

Now in its ninth year, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses its international jury 2018. Cory Silken, Jesus Renedo, Nicolas Mirabaud, Sofia Bekatorou, Jean-Baptiste Epron and Brice Lechevalier will choose the best yacht racing pictures taken in 2018.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2018. Cory Silken, professional sailing photographer, Jesus Renedo, co-founder of Sailing Energy Photography, Sofia Bekatorou, 2004 Olympic Champion in 470, Nicolas Mirabaud, limited partner and executive of Mirabaud & Cie SA, Jean-Baptiste Epron, boats graphic designer, and Brice Lechevalier, founder and Editor-in-chief of the magazines Skippers, Voile & Océan and GMT, will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photographs of the year.



Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image rules and schedule updated

The international photo competition dedicated to the sport of sailing updates its rules in order to fit with the evolution of the profession and the latest technical developments. The schedule is put forward by one month due to the dates of the Yacht Racing Forum. Last but not least, a new website will be developed this Spring. 

The international photo contest Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image  announces updates to its rules, designed to respond to the evolution of the profession and the latest technologies.

The ninth edition of the competition will take place one month earlier than usual, due to the dates adopted by the Yacht Racing Forum (22-23 October 2018, Brittany, Lorient), shortly before the start of the Route du Rhum.

Last but not least, a new website will be developed this spring in order to better highlight the images and their authors.