Organised within the context of the Yacht Racing Forum, the purpose of the Prix Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is to recognise each year the best photographers in the world and their most beautiful sailing snapshots.

© Jean-Marie Liot - 1st of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 – Jury Award

A prize for nautical photography

Created in 2010, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the leading photography competition dedicated to sailing as a competitive sport, honouring the most beautiful photographs taken during the year. These must reflect the essence, aesthetics and dynamism of the sport.


The 2015 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 Rick Tomlinson (UK) won the prize of the public. A special mention was awarded to Brian Carlin (IRL).

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image has recognised five photographers since it was founded: Thierry Martinez, France (2010 and 2011); Kurt Arrigo, Malta (2012); Abner Kingman, United States (2013); Alfred Farré, Spain (2014) and Nikos Zagas, Greece (2015).

Yacht Racing Forum

Since it was founded in 2007, the Yacht Racing Forum has become a leading annual meet-up for top-level players in the competitive sailing arena. Mirabaud supported the event the first two times it was held. This successful collaboration continues today within the scope of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image.