“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.
- 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.