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Top 20 Selected for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018

Published on October 1st, 2018

(October 1, 2018) – The top twenty pictures from the 2018 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest have been confirmed by the international jury and will be exhibited October 22-23 at the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France.

After submissions from 109 professional photographers spanning 25 countries, the jury initially narrowed the field to the top eighty pictures and opened the public vote for their favorite pictures.

The top 20 pictures will now be eligible for the Yacht Racing Forum Award, which is decided by the 350 delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum, and the main prize of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image selected by the jury.

Top twenty photographers (in alphabetical order):

Pierre Bouras (FRA)
Jöran Bubke (GER)
Ivan Bugarev (RUS)
Matias Cappizzano (ARG)
Michael Chittenden (NZL)
Andrea Francolini (AUS)
Christophe Huchet (FRA)
Martin Keruzoré (FRA)
Gilles Morelle (FRA)
Beau Outteridge (AUS)
Ricardo Pinto (POR)
Yann Riou (FRA)
Benjamìn Sans (CHL)
Marina Semenova (RUS)
Szymon Sikora (POL)
Eloi Stichelbaut (FRA)
James Tomlinson (GBR)
Brigi Török (HUN)
Loris von Siebenthal (SUI)
Yvan Zedda (FRA)

The leading countries are: France (7 pictures), Russia & Australia (2 pictures), Germany, Argentina, New Zealand, Portugal, Chile, Poland, United Kingdom, Hungary and Switzerland (1 picture).

The 80 pictures are still open for the public vote on the Internet until October 10: click here.

Top 20 Pictures:

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. Open to professional photographers, it provides an opportunity for yacht racing specialists to display their

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