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 announces international jury 2017

17-04-14_international-jury-newsNow in its eighth year, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses its international jury 2017. Carlo Borlenghi, Rob Kothe, Nicolas Mirabaud, Daniel Allisy and Sally Barkow will choose the best yacht racing pictures taken in 2017.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2017. Carlo Borlenghi, universally recognized as one of the best sailing photographers, Rob Kothe, founder of the Sail-World network, Daniel Allisy, sailing writer and founder of Voiles & Voiliers, Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA, and pro sailor Sally Barkow will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photographs of the year.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has been held since 2010 to recognize the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, 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 to share their passion with a wide audience. More than one million people saw the pictures submitted for the last edition of the contest.

Borlenghi, Allisy and Kothe will pre-select the top eighty pictures out of all the photographs submitted before October 12, 2017 at midnight. Their selection will be published on the event website and the social networks on October 18, 2017, allowing the public to vote for their favorite photograph.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (the main prize) will be selected by the international jury. Two secondary prizes will be awarded in parallel: the public prize, based on the public votes on the social networks and the Yacht Racing Forum award, selected by the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum (Aarhus, November 27-28), based on a selection of the top twenty photographs made by the International Jury and exhibited at the Forum.

Submissions of the photographs is open until October 12, 2017 at midnight on www.yachtracingimage.com

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Jury 2017:

Carlo Borlenghi
Rob Kothe
Daniel Allisy
Nicolas Mirabaud
Sally Barkow

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2017 officially launched

Yacht Racing Forum 2016 - Malta - 29 November

The eighth edition of the leading sailing picture award will once again reassemble the world’s most talented yacht racing photographers.

Sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to enter the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017. Started in 2010, the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing provides an opportunity for professional photographers to share their passion for sailing with a wide community.

” The upcoming America’s Cup & Volvo Ocean Race, the arrival of the Vendée Globe, the Mini Class, Figaro, Classic yachts events and so much more should once again generate an extraordinary selection of images that will illustrate the diversity of the sport of sailing “, said Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee at Mirabaud. “ We have been involved in sailing at the highest level for over a decade, supporting projects who reflect high performance, teamwork and technology. It is always a great pleasure to discover the latest developments of the sport, but also its beauty and poetry through the pictures submitted for the award. ”

No less than 149 professional photographers spanning twenty-five nations submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2016 and generated an exceptional selection of images. French photographer Jean-Marie Liot won the main award. 34’680 people voted for their favorite picture on Internet whilst 1,8 million pages have been viewed on the event website.

The top eighty photographs submitted before October 12, 2017 at midnight will be preselected by a panel of three international and well recognized yacht racing photographers and published on the event’s website.

The top twenty pictures selected by the jury will be displayed during the Yacht Racing Forum, on November 27-28 in Aarhus, Denmark, in front of the sports leading personalities. The winning photographer will receive the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award whilst a minimum of € 2’000 prize money will be distributed to the winners.

Two secondary prizes will also be awarded during the Yacht Racing Forum: The Yacht Racing Forum Award (selected by the delegates attending the Yacht Racing Forum) and the Public Award (selected by the votes from the public on Facebook.

Photographers can submit only one photograph, taken between November 1, 2016, and October 12, 2017.

Photo: © Rick Tomlinson