Top Twenty Finalists: Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014
Published on December 1st, 2014
Top Twenty Finalists: Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014Published on December 1st, 2014
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award is open to professional photographers from all over the world. Its goal 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.
No less than one hundred and twenty yacht racing photographers from all over the world have submitted the photograph of their choice for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014.
The top 70 pictures had been presented on the event website for one month, allowing the public to vote. No less than 140,000 people have visited the website, viewing more than one million pages. The number of views on the social networks is counted in millions!
Here were the 2014 entries: www.yachtracingimage.com/gallery/contest-2014
The votes are now closed and the top twenty pictures – chosen by the public – are presented in this gallery. Two prizes will be awarded on December 11, in Barcelona, during the World Yacht Racing Forum:
– The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (main prize), attributed by an international and independent jury consisting of Carlo Croce (ISAF President, ITA), Ken Read (North Sails Group President, USA), Karin Bäcklund (Volvo Ocean Race Commercial Director / Volvo Cars Sponsorship Director, SWE), Antonio Palma (Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, SUI) and Abner Kingman (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2013, USA),
– The Prize of the public, awarded following votes from the public on Internet that narrowed the field to twenty entries, with the winner selected by delegates of the World Yacht Racing Forum.
Top twenty images from the public vote:
Congratulations to finalists:
Alfred Farré – Antoine Beysens – Charles Marion – Duquenne Bertrand – Erik Brin – Guillaume Grange – Jürg Kaufman – Luis Fernandez Rodriguez – Mark Lloyd – Martina Orsini – Nic Compton – Nikos Zagas – Onne van der Wal – Patrick Le Galloudec – Pierrick Contin – Ricardo Pinto – Sander Van der Borch – Sharon Green – Will Calver – Zita Kovács