Mirabaud is once again searching for the absolute best sailboat racing photograph of the year, and they want your help.
Now in its sixth year, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest, for which SAIL is serving as North American media partner, will be choosing a best-of-the-best in two categories: one selected by a jury of industry professionals, and a second selected by the public.
The contest is open to professional yacht racing photographers from all over the world and inevitably draws dozens of eye-popping entries, some of which really have to be seen to be believed. Last year’s winner was Abner Kingman’s shot of Emirates Team New Zealand’s near capsize midway through the America’s Cup.
Other winning shots have been of everything from Maxi-racers to foiling Moths. To register your vote, go to the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest website, yachtracingimage.com, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1. A winner will be announced in early December. SAIL will publish a photo gallery featuring both the overall winners and runners-up in early 2015.