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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. Two prizes will be awarded in 2014:

  • The 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014', chosen by a panel of specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries.
  • The 'public prize' decided by the number of popular votes on the website and the delegates from the World Yacht Racing Forum.

Click here to see the 2013 top 20 public selection.

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Delta Lloyd Regatta 2013 © Sander van der Borch

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces international jury 2014

Ken Read, Carlo Croce, Karin Bäcklund, Antonio Palma and Abner Kingman have been selected as members of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international jury. 

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2014. Carlo Croce (ISAF President, ITA), Ken Read (North Sails Group President, USA), Karin Bäcklund (Volvo Ocean Race Commercial Director / Volvo Cars Sponsorship Director, SWE), Antonio Palma (Managing Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, SUI) and Abner Kingman (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2013, USA), will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year.

Presented for the first time in 2010, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award is open to professional yacht racing photographers from all over the world. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport.

The international jury will be asked to pre-select the top fifty photographs out of all the pictures submitted. The chosen pictures will then be published on the event website on November 1, allowing the public to vote for their favorite photograph.

Two prizes will once again be awarded: The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’, chosen by the international jury and the ‘public prize’, decided by the number of popular votes on the website.

In order to respect the photographers’ rights, the contest will be run according to the ethical principles of the ‘Concours Equitable’ label. Only low resolution photographs will be published, and the name of the photographers will automatically be associated with each photograph.

“The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award is a great conclusion of the yacht racing season”, says Antonio Palma, Managing Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, the event’s main partner. “It reminds us of the year’s greatest achievements, through the expert and artistic eye of the world’s best yacht racing photographers. This event symbolises our passion for teamwork, technology and high performance – three themes that are particularly dear to us. We look forward to discovering this year’s best yacht racing photographs.”

Other key personalities of the international yacht racing industry might join the jury before the start of the votes, scheduled on November 1.

Photo: Copyright Sander Van der Borch / This beautiful picture by Sander Van der Borch was the runner up of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2013

 

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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces partnership with Zenith Watches

The Swiss watchmaker Zenith joins Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image as a co-sponsor. Zenith will amongst others provide the winner with a beautiful and prestigious watch.

Now in its sixth year, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award welcomes Swiss watchmaker Zenith as a co-sponsor.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the yearly worldwide photographic contest that seeks to recognise the very best sailboat race image taken during the year by professional yacht racing photographers from all over the world.

“We are very pleased to associate our name with the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award”, says Juliette North, marketing and communication Director, Zenith. “We have a lot of respect for yacht racing photographers: they work in difficult conditions and often face a hostile environment, yet they manage to create beauty and emotion through their vision. Like watchmaking, photography is all about perfect timing, measure and vision! We look forward to discovering this year’s photographs, and we are proud to associate our brand with the world’s most beautiful yacht racing pictures.”

Zenith will provide the winner of the contest with a stunning watch El Primero Chronomaster 1969. The selection will be made in November / December by the public as well as by an independent jury consisting of top level international personalities from the yacht racing industry.

Photo: The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014 will be presented with a stunning watch El Primero Chronomaster 1969.