Public Selects Top 20 Photos in 2015

Published on December 2nd, 2015

No less than one hundred and thirty five yacht racing photographers representing twenty-nine countries have submitted the photograph of their choice for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2015.

After the top 80 pictures were posted on the event website for one month, a public vote selected the top twenty pictures, and now the delegates at the 2015 Yacht Racing Forum in Geneva (Dec. 7-8) will vote to select the winners of the “Public Award”.

Another ranking has been established by the event’s international Jury, for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image main award.

The winners of both rankings will be announced during the Yacht Racing Forum on December 8.

The top 20 photographers selected by the public are the following:

Brian Carlin, Stephan Coppers, Bertrand Duquenne, Jen Edney, Christophe Favreau, Gianluca di Fazio, Luiz Fernandez, Christophe Huchet, Charles Marion, Marcos Mendez, Laurens Morel, Martina Orsini, Ricardo Pinto, Gilles Martin-Raget, Jesus Renedo, Marina Semenova, Rick Tomlinson, Jacques Vapillon, Nikos Zagas, and Ekaterina Zhilina.

Click below for their images.

Started in 2010, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 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.

Two prizes will be awarded:
♦ The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (main prize), awarded by an independent international jury that includes, Dawn Riley (America’s Cup and Whitbread Round the World Race veteran, from America), Antonio Palma (CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, from Switzerland), Richard Gladwell (journalist,, from New Zealand), Vincent Steinmann (Director of Marketing and Communication, Zenith Watches, from Switzerland) and Alfred Farré (winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014, from Spain).

♦ The Audience Prize, awarded based on the online public vote (voting open until December 1) and the delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum.

The winners will share a purse of 2,000 Euros. The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image will also receive a Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 1969 watch.

Contest website:


2014 Winner: Alfred Farré

14/09/2013 - San Francisco (USA CA) - 34th America's Cup -

2013 Winner: Abner Kingman

GBR 112; NILAYA; Owner: Filip Balcaen; Category: Supermaxi ; Type: 34.01

2012 Winner: Kurt Arrigo

11_02113b ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. BELMONT - NEW SOUTH WALES. AUSTRALIA . 13 January 2011. DAY 5. 2nd finals day. Windy day. NATHAN OUTTERIDGE (AUS 3750 ) falling off his boat in race 4 of finals.

2011 Winner: Thierry Martinez


2010 Winner: Thierry Martinez



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