Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 officially launched

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 officially launched


Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016. Submission of the pictures open until October 13. Prize giving during the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta on November 29.

Yacht Racing photographers from all over the world are invited to attend the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016.

Started in 2010, this event 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.

The rules of the contest have been updated at the photographers request in order to emphasize the winning image selected by the International jury (instead of the social networks).

Submission of the pictures opens today, September 12, until October 13. In order to participate, photographers need to register and submit their best yacht racing image taken between November 1, 2015 and October 13, 2016, at the following address: www.yachtracingimage.com

Three world class sailing photographers will pre-select the top eighty pictures which will be published on the event website and social networks on October 18, allowing the public and the international Jury to vote : Rick Tomlinson, Christian Février and Eric Brin.

The International Jury, consisting of Andy Hunt (World Sailing CEO, UK), Keith Taylor (marine writer, editor and marine publicist, NZL), Antonio Palma (CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, SUI), Anna-Lena Elled (yachting journalist and picture editor, SWE), and Ian Walker (pro sailor, UK) will then select the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year.

The top twenty pictures selected by the international Jury will be displayed during the Yacht Racing Forum, on November 28-29. The prestigious trophy will be awarded in public, on November 29, 2016. The winning photographer will receive the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award and € 1’000 prize money.

Two secondary prizes will be awarded : 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. The winners will each receive € 500 prize money.

International financial services Group Mirabaud is the official title sponsor of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award. Mirabaud has been involved in international yacht racing for many years, notably through its sponsorship of Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s Spindrift, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud or its support of offshore sailor Dominique Wavre. By communicating and associating itself with initiatives that convey an image of professionalism, ethics and performance, Mirabaud keeps pace with the development and expansion of its brand, both locally and internationally. www.mirabaud.com