The ‘Yacht Racing Image Award’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, that 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.


The ‘Yacht Racing Image Award’ (main prize), selected by a prestigious international jury comprising 5 - 7 members.  
The ‘Public Award’, selected by the number of  votes on Internet.

The ‘Delegates Award’, based on the votes of delegates attending World Sailing's annual conference and  METSTRADE visitors.


The Yacht Racing Image Award ceremony will take place in public on November 21 in Amsterdam during METSTRADE, the world's largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems.


The ‘Yacht Racing Image Award‘ is organized and owned by
MaxComm Communication

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, MaxComm is a communication and events management agency that specializes in the design and implementation of strategic communication programs as well as media relations.

MaxComm is active in various fields including sport, sustainable development and corporate communication. Founded in 2006, the agency benefits from 20 years of experience in the fields of media, sponsorship and event management.

MaxComm organises and owns amongst others the Yacht Racing Forum, the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing.