The sixth edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image welcomed 135 professional photographers spanning 29 countries and generated an exceptional selection of images. Nikos Zagas (GRE) won the main award, whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum chose Rick Tomlinson’s photograph for the «Public Award». A special mention was awarded to Brian Carlin (IRL).

135 professional photographers spanning twenty-nine nations submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2015 and generated an exceptional selection of images that summarize the 2015 yacht racing season better than words. Greek photographer Nikos Zagas (GRE) won the main award whilst Rick Tomlinson  (UK) won the prize of  the public. A special mention was awarded to Brian Carlin (IRL). The top 80 pictures can be viewed at www.yachtracingimage.com


No less than 38’555 votes have been taken into account whilst more than 1,4 million pages have been viewed on the event’s website. The viral spread of the images on Facebook is spectacular, and can be estimated in millions.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2015 – Jury Award – Top ten:

Nikos Zagas (GRE)
Christophe Breschi (FRA)
Gilles Martin-Raget (FRA)
Rick Tomlinson (GBR)
Brian Carlin (IRL)
Ingrid Abery (GBR)
Robert Hajduk
Laurens Morel
Nico Martinez
Marek Wilczek

Public award – top ten:

Rick Tomlinson
Brian Carlin
Stephan Coppers
Martina Orsini
Jesus Renedo
Marcos Méndez
Jacques Vapillon
Gilles Martin-Raget
Nikos Zagas
Laurens Morel

Special mention: Brian Carlin (IRL)


The Jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2015: 


Dawn Riley (Executive Director, Oakcliff Sailing Center and former America’s Cup and Whitbread race skipper, USA)
Antonio Palma (CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, SUI)
Richard Gladwell (NZ and America’s Cup Editor, Sail-World.com, NZL)
Vincent Steinmann (Marketing and communication Director, Zenith Watches, SUI)
Alfred Farré (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2014, ESP)