The winning video was selected by the international jury of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award video competition. It is a very dynamic clip, which summarizes team AkzoNobel’s journey in the Volvo Ocean Race. Rob Dickinson and the other winners of the competition will be celebrated tomorrow by the international yacht racing community at the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient.
English producer Rob Dickinson (Orillo Films) is the overall winner of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2018. Dickinson submitted a film recounting team AkzoNobel's journey in the Volvo Ocean Race 17-18. A very dynamic and entertaining one-minute clip that combines sailing, emotions and human spirits.
For its second edition, the competition brought together 28 videos, which were viewed online more than 350,000 times. Rob Dickinson and the other participants will be celebrated tomorrow, Tuesday 23 October, by the international yacht racing community gathered at the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient.
Second in the ranking, Australian director Beau Outteridge dared to submit a funny and offbeat video shot behind the scenes of the Australian Olympic sailing team. « Beau found an angle that had not been done before and the athletes were on-board and happy to show their humorous side – something that can quite often be a challenge in a world full of media trainers! », commented Daniel Smith, World Sailing Communication & Digital Manager.
The Volvo Ocean Race was widely represented in this competition, as illustrated by the video shot by Ugo Fonollá, who took third place. On-board Reporter during the regatta, he submitted a powerful video that describes team MAPFRE’s approach to Cape Horn.
The six members of the Jury (see list below) also awarded the best video produced by a sailor. Frenchman Stan Thuret wins this award thanks to a video clip about his participation in the Mini Transat.
"The second edition of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award brought together the most beautiful videos produced in 2018,"
explains Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the international jury and member of the Executive Committee of Mirabaud & Cie SA.
"The competition, initiated last year, is still in the development phase, but we are delighted to see directors from all over the world submitting specific videos for the competition. We are delighted to see the project develop, as did the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image competition for the most beautiful sailing photos."
Mirabaud Sailing Video Award - International Jury 2018
• Shirley Robertson (UK), two-time Olympic Sailing Champion and CNN Mainsail presenter
• Daniel Smith (UK), Communication & Digital Manager, World Sailing
• Nicolas Mirabaud (SUI), Limited Partner and member of the Executive Committee of Mirabaud & Cie SA
• Dee Caffari (UK), skipper of the Turn the Tide on Plastic team involved in the Volvo Ocean Race
• Alessandra Ghezzi (ITA), media specialist and communications director of 11th Hour Racing
• Georgie Corlett-Pitt (UK), editor-in-chief of Yachts & Yachting magazine.