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 2017: Top 20 disclosed!

The top twenty pictures from the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award will be exhibited at World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta (November 4 – 12), and then at the Yacht Racing Forum (Aarhus, Denmark, November 27-28). Today, we disclose the photographers selected.

No less than 134 professional photographers spanning 27 countries have submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017. The top eighty pictures have been selected last month by the international jury and published on the event website, allowing the public to vote for their favorite pictures.

Today, we are pleased to disclose the top 20 pictures selected by the international jury. The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award –  who will be announced and celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus (DEN) on November 28 – is one of them!

Top twenty photographers (in alphabetical order):

  • Cristina Balcells (SPA)
  • Stephanie Billarant (FRA)
  • Olivier Blanchet (FRA)
  • Chris Cameron (NZL)
  • Sharon Green (USA)
  • Sören Hese (GER)
  • Nicolas Jutzi (SUI)
  • Harry Kenney Herbert (UK)
  • Anton Makhanov (RUS)
  • Gilles Martin Raget (FRA)
  • Pedro Martinez (SPA)
  • Rob Migliaccio (USA)
  • Tomas Moya (SPA)
  • Jerome Naquet (FRA)
  • Martina Orsini (ITA)
  • Elena Otekina (RUS)
  • Marina Semenova (RUS)
  • Dmitry Sharomov (RUS)
  • Tobias Stoerkle (GER)
  • Sander van der Borch (NED)

The leading countries are: Russia (4 pictures), France (4 pictures), Spain (3 pictures), USA and Germany (2 pictures), New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy and The Netherlands (1 picture).

The votes by the public on Internet are still open, and not restricted to the top 20 images selected by the Jury.

The partnership between World Sailing and the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image will provide great visibility to the world’s best photographers, and showcase their work to their current and potential future clients.

The delegates from World Sailing’s annual conference will be asked to vote for their favorite picture. Their votes will be added to the voices from the delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum, and will contribute to the election of the winner of the Yacht Racing Forum award.

Started in 2010, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 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.

International financial services Group Mirabaud is the official title sponsor of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award.

New partner Hublot will provide the winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award with a beautiful and prestigious wall clock.

The event website: Click here

Follow the contest on Facebook: Click here

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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.