Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces international jury 2016


Professional yacht racing photographers Rick Tomlinson, Christian Février and Eric Brin have been assigned the duty of preselecting the top 80 pictures.

The international jury, made of Ian Walker, Andy Hunt, Antonio Palma, Keith Taylor and Anna-Lena Elled will select the best picture taken in 2016.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2016. Andy Hunt (World Sailing CEO, UK), Keith Taylor (marine writer, editor and marine publicist, NZL), Antonio Palma (CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, SUI), Anna-Lena Elled (yachting journalist and picture editor, SWE), and Ian Walker (pro sailor, UK) will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has been held since 2010 to recognize the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, 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 work and to share their passion with a wide audience. More than one million people saw the pictures submitted for the last edition of the contest.

Three world class sailing photographers will be asked to pre-select the top eighty pictures out of all the photographs submitted before October 13, 2016 at midnight: Rick Tomlinson, Christian Février and Eric Brin. Their selection will then be published on the event website and the social networks on October 18, 2016, allowing the public to vote for their favorite photograph.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image will be selected by the international jury. Two secondary prizes will be awarded in parallel: The public prize, based on the public votes on the social networks and the Yacht Racing Forum award, selected by the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum (Malta, November 28-29), based on a selection of the top twenty photographs made by the International Jury.

“It’s always a great emotion to receive the pictures submitted by the world’s best yacht racing photographers”, says Antonio Palma, CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, the event’s main partner. “I am passionate about the sea and yacht racing, and I love high performance, teamwork and technology. Those elements are reflected in the pictures, through the artistic and expert eye of the world’s best yacht racing photographers.”