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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 – Fifth edition

by Bernard Schopfer on 25 Mar 2014
2013 winner Abner Kingman’s photo, Athlete - Boat: Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Oracle Team USA, Event: 34th America’s Cup, Finals - Race 8, Location: San Francisco Bay, USA, About the shot: It was a close race, and on the windward leg ETNZ had a slight lead. As the two boats approached each other with Emirates on port and Oracle on starboard, Emirates tried to tack on top of Oracle, but their wing articulation hydraulics failed and they couldn’t trim properly. They started to capsize and it seemed to unfold in slow motion. Fo Abner Kingman http://www.kingmanphotography.com
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 –Tuesday, March 25th - Yacht Racing photographers from all over the world will once again be invited to attend the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award in 2014.

Started in 2009, 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.

The 2013 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image uncovered a new, stunning collection of images sent by 82 professional photographers spanning nineteen countries. More than one million people saw their photographs through social networks, whilst the event website saw the visit of more than 120,’000 single visitors.

The overall winner, Abner Kingman, received the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award and a TAG Heuer regatta chronogaph, whilst UK yacht racing photographer Rick Tomlinson received the Public Award trophy as well as items from event partner Nespresso.

Since its debuts, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award has been awarded to four world class photographers: Thierry Martinez (2010 and 2011), Kurt Arrigo (2012), and Abner Kingman (2013).


In order to guarantee and increase the global quality of the contest, the rules have been upgraded, thanks to advice from some of the world’s most prominent yacht racing photographers, with amongst others the introduction of a preselection of the fifty best pictures decided by the contest’s international and independent jury. Superb prizes will once again be distributed to the best photographers.

The event is organised by MaxComm Communication (www.maxcomm.ch) and is open to professional yacht racing photographers from all over the world. Its purpose is to pay tribute to their work, to provide them with a promotional platform and to help promote the sport of sailing to a wider audience.

About the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image:

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 the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the world’s biggest regatta held on a lake, its support of offshore sailor Dominique Wavre (Vendée Globe 2012-13 and Barcelona World Race 2010-11), Thomas Jundt’s hydrofoil prototype, the Mirabaud LX, and the UK women’s Olympic sailing team, gold medal winners at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games!

In January 2014, Mirabaud announced a new partnership with Spindrift racing as Gold partner. Spindrift racing is a sailing team that specializes in multihulls racing and includes the Lake Geneva Ladycat campaign and the record breaking Maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2.

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.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image from MaxComm Communication on Vimeo.




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