The best yacht racing photos taken this year are now available online. The public is invited to vote for their favourite image. The winning images, as well as the best yacht racing photographers, will be celebrated at the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao, Spain, on November 26.
The international jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2019 has selected the top 80 yacht racing photographs taken this year throughout the world. The public is now invited to vote.
No less than 133 professional photographers, representing 29 nations (including Afghanistan, China, Brazil or Finland) submitted their best photograph. The competition promises to be tight once again, with fantastic pictures taken during our sports’ main events.
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award is open to professional photographers from all over the world. Its objective is to honour their work, provide them with a promotional platform and help promote sailing as a competitive sport to a wider audience.
Three prizes will be awarded on 26 November in Bilbao, Spain, during the Yacht Racing Forum:
- The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (main prize), awarded by our international and independent jury: Rob Hodgetts, international sports journalist for CNN, Ricardo Pinto, professional sailing photographer and winner of the 2018 edition, Cliff Webb, President of the Yachting Journalists' Association, Magda Makowska, professional sailor and organiser of the Sopot Match Race, Helena de la Gandara, press officer of The Ocean Race, and Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Mirabaud & Cie SA Executive Committee.
- The Yacht Racing Forum Award, selected by the 300+ delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum.
- The Public Award, based on the number of public votes on Internet. This is a fun competition, mainly aimed at increasing the photographers and the events’ visibility. Participants are encouraged to promote their images through the social networks. This prize will certainly reward a beautiful image, but also the network of each photographer and his / her ability to reach out to their personal network.
- The top 80 images are now available on the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image website.
- Public votes are open from today until November 15.
- The 20 best images, chosen by the international jury, will be exhibited at the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao (ESP) on 25 and 26 November.
- The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image will be celebrated in public during the Forum. Two "secondary" prizes will also be awarded on this occasion: the Yacht Racing Forum Award (selected by the Forum delegates), as well as the Public Award (based on public votes).