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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched

by Mirabaud Yacht Racing on 13 Sep 2017
A slow exit from Hong Kong in marginal breeze, but the scenery made up for the frustration. Sam Chan’s TP52 just kept moving below the Dragon’s Back at Shek O Guy Nowell
Yacht Racing photographers from all over the world are invited to attend the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017.

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.

Submission of the pictures is open until October 12. In order to participate, photographers must register and submit their best yacht racing image taken between October 13, 2016, and October 12, 2017, here.

The top eighty pictures will be pre-selected by Daniel Allisy (FRA), founder of Voiles and Voiliers, Rob Kothe (AUS), founder of the Sail-World network and Jean-Marie Liot (FRA), winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016. They will be published on the event website and social networks on October 18, allowing the public and the international Jury to vote.

The International Jury consists of the above three as well as Nicolas Mirabaud (SUI), member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA, and pro sailor Sally Barkow (USA).

The top twenty pictures selected by the international Jury will be displayed during World Sailing’s annual conference in Puerto Valarta (Mexico) as well as at the Yacht Racing Forum on November 27-28.

The prestigious trophy will be awarded in public, on November 28, 2017, during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, in front of the world’s leading personalities from the world of sailing.

The winning photographer will receive the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award, a precious clock offered by Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot and € 1’000 prize money.

Two secondary prizes will be awarded : The Yacht Racing Forum Award (selected by the delegates attending World Sailing’s annual conference and 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.
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