Jean-Marie Liot wins Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016
149 photographers spanning 25 countries participated in the seventh edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image. Jean-Marie Liot, from France, won the main award, whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing’s annual conference chose Nico Martinez’s photograph for the Yacht Racing Forum award. Christophe Suchet (FRA) won the public award, based on the votes on Facebook. The top 80 pictures can be viewed on the website.
Malta, November 29, 2016 – No less than 149 professional photographers spanning twenty-five nations submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 and generated an exceptional selection of images that summarize the yacht racing season better than words.
French photographer Jean-Marie Liot (FRA) won the main award thanks to an extraordinary picture of Morgan Lagravière training ahead of the Vendée Globe onboard his IMOCA Safran, entirely submerged by a wave at high speed.
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016: Top 20 disclosed!
The top twenty pictures from the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award will be exhibited firsthand during World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Barcelona (November 5 – 13). Today, we disclose the photographers selected.
November 3, 2016 – No less than 149 professional photographers spanning 25 countries have submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016. The top eighty pictures have been selected by a panel of international yacht racing photographers, allowing the international jury to vote.
Today, we are pleased to disclose the top 20 pictures selected by the international jury. The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award – who will be announced and celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta on November 29 – is one of them!
Top twenty photographers (in alphabetical order):
Eugenia Bakunova (RUS)
Christian Beeck (GER)
Matias Capizzano (ITA) (NR: error del Mirabaud. El “Pocho” es argentino como el dulce de leche.)
Rachel Fallon-Langdon (UK)
Luis Fernandez (SPA)
Richard Gladwell (NZL)
Alex Irwin (UK)
Pierrick Jeannoutot (FRA)
Jean-Marie Liot (FRA)
Mark Lloyd (UK)
Gilles Martin-Raget (FRA)
Nico Martinez (SPA)
Pedro Martinez (SPA)
Claire Matches (UK)
Mauro Melandri (ITA)
Guy Nowell (UK)
Benoit Stichelbaut (FRA)
Tim Thomas (UK)
James Tomlinson (UK)
Jasper Van-Staveren (NED)
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 officially launched
Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016. Submission of the pictures open until October 13. Prize giving during the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta on November 29.
September 12, 2016 – Yacht Racing photographers from all over the world are invited to attend the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016.
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.
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Nikos Zagas and Rick Tomlinson win Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2015
The sixth edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image welcomed 135 professional photographers spanning 29 countries and generated an exceptional selection of images. Nikos Zagas (GRE) won the main award, whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum chose Rick Tomlinson’s photograph for the «Public Award». A special mention was awarded to Brian Carlin (IRL).