Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016: Top 20 disclosed!

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The top twenty pictures from the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award will be exhibited firsthand during World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Barcelona (November 5 – 13). Today, we disclose the photographers selected.

No less than 149 professional photographers spanning 25 countries have submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016. The top eighty pictures have been selected by a panel of international yacht racing photographers, allowing the international jury to vote.

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 Malta on November 29 – is one of them!

Top twenty photographers (in alphabetical order):

  • Eugenia Bakunova (RUS)
  • Christian Beeck (GER)
  • Matias Capizzano (ARG)
  • Rachel Fallon-Langdon (IRE)
  • Luis Fernandez (SPA)
  • Richard Gladwell (NZL)
  • Alex Irwin (UK)
  • Pierrick Jeannoutot (FRA)
  • Jean-Marie Liot (FRA)
  • Mark Lloyd (UK)
  • Gilles Martin-Raget (FRA)
  • Nico Martinez (SPA)
  • Pedro Martinez (SPA)
  • Claire Matches (UK)
  • Mauro Melandri (ITA)
  • Guy Nowell (UK)
  • Benoit Stichelbaut (FRA)
  • Tim Thomas (UK)
  • James Tomlinson (UK)
  • Jasper Van-Staveren (NED)

The leading countries are: United Kingdom (7 pictures), France (4 pictures), Spain (3 pictures), Argentina, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, The Netherlands and Germany (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 (Malta, November 28-29), 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.

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