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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018: Top 20 disclosed!
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018: Top 20 disclosed!

The top twenty pictures from the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - selected by the international jury - will be exhibited at the Yacht Racing Forum (Lorient, France, October 22-23), where the 2018 winners will also be celebrated. Today, we disclose the 20 best photographs still in the race to be elected best image of the year!

October 1, 2018 - No less than 109 professional photographers spanning 25 countries have submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018. The top eighty pictures have been selected two weeks ago by the international jury and published on the event website, allowing the public to vote for their favorite pictures.

Today, we are pleased to disclose the top 20 pictures selected by the international jury. The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award - who will be announced and celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient (FRA) on October 23 - is one of them!

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 votes by the public on Internet (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image website) are still open, and not restricted to the top 20 images selected by the Jury.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest will provide great visibility to the world’s best photographers, and showcase their work to their current and potential future clients, and to the whole sailing community.

The delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum will be asked to vote for their favorite picture out of this Top 20. Their votes will elect the winner of the Yacht Racing Forum award.

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 work and share their passion with a wide audience.