Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: Discover the world's best sailing pictures of the year!

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: Discover the world's best sailing pictures of the year!


The best sailing photographs taken in 2017 are now online and the public is invited to vote ! Click here to discover this year’s selection. The winning images and the world’s best marine and yacht racing photographers will be celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on November 28. 

October 18, 2017 – The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international Jury has selected the top 80 yacht racing images taken this year throughout the world and the public is now invited to vote: Click here to see the images and make your choice!

No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries: a record ! The competition will be tight once again this year, with extraordinary images from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Olympic sailing events and much more.

We are very proud to once again link the name Mirabaud with the world’s best yacht racing images”, said Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA and a member of the international jury. “The extraordinary variety of pictures submitted highlights the depth of the sport, from young future talents sailing onboard Optimists right through to Super-yachts and the America’s Cup. The pictures often reflect high performance, teamwork and technology: attributes that are dear to us at Mirabaud.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is open to professional photographers from all over the world. The contest pays tribute to their work and provides them with a platform that contributes to the promotion of the sport of sailing to a wider audience.

Three prizes will be awarded on November 28, at the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark:

  • The main prize is the ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’, selected by the international jury: Rob Kothe, founder of the Sail-World network, Daniel Allisy, sailing writer and founder of Voiles & Voiliers, Jean-Marie Liot, winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016, Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA, and pro sailor Sally Barkow.

  • The ‘Yacht Racing Forum Award’, decided by the 700 delegates of World Sailing’s Annual conference and the 300 delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum.

  • The ‘Public Award’ is based on the number of votes on Internet. This is a fun award, aimed at increasing the visibility of both the photographers and the entire contest. Photographers are encouraged to like and share pictures, and to do as much self-promotion as they like. This prizes recognizes the quality of the winning picture as well as the photographers’ network and the support he (she) can generate around him and his (her) photograph.

International financial services Group Mirabaud is the official title sponsor of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award whilst Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot is the event’s official partner and timekeeper.