The best 80 yacht racing pictures selected by our international jury and taken in 2018 are now online. The public is kindly invited to vote for their favorite image! Click here to discover this year’s selection. The winning images and the world’s best sailing and yacht racing photographers will be celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France, on October 23.
No less than 109 pictures have been submitted this year, by photographers spanning 25 countries. The competition will be tight once again, with extraordinary images from the Volvo Ocean Race, Olympic sailing events, Clipper Race, Extreme Sailing Series and much more.
“Once again this year, the submitted pictures show the complexity and beauty of the sport of sailing”, said Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA and a member of the international jury. “This year’s most prestigious events are highlighted through the extraordinary work of yacht racing photographers; their pictures reflect performance, teamwork and technology: attributes that are dear to us at Mirabaud. We are very proud to be the historical partner of this contest. ”
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 October 23, at the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France:
- The main prize is the ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’, selected by the international jury: Jesus Renedo, professional photographer, Sofia Bekatorou, former Olympic champion, Cory Silken, professional photographer, Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA, Jean-Baptise Epron, boats graphic designer and Skippers magazine editor Brice Lechevalier.
- The ‘Yacht Racing Forum Award’, decided by the 350 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.