Jean-Marie Liot, from France, won the main Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award. No less than 149 professional photographers spanning twenty-five nations submitted a picture.
Jean-Marie Liot's extraordinary picture was of Morgan Lagravière training ahead of the Vendée Globe onboard his IMOCA Safran, entirely submerged by a wave at high speed.
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 - Jean-Marie Liot (FRA) - Click image for a larger image
While delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing’s annual conference chose Nico Martinez's photograph for the Yacht Racing Forum award.
Yacht Racing Forum Award Image 2016 - Nico Martinez (SPA) - Click image for a larger image
And Christophe Suchet (FRA) won the public award, based on the votes on Facebook.
Mirabaud Public Award Image 2016 - Christophe Suchet (FRA) - Click image for a larger image
No less than 34,680 votes have been taken into account, whilst 1,8 million pages have been viewed on the event’s website.
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 – Top ten:
1. Jean-Marie Liot (FRA)
2. Benoît Stichelbaut (FRA)
3. Mark Lloyd (UK)
4. Guy Nowell (UK)
5. Richard Gladwell (NZL)
6. Claire Matches (UK)
7. Nico Martinez (ESP)
8. Eugenia Bakunova (RUS)
9. Alex Irwin (UK)
10. Tim Thomas (UK)
Yacht Racing Forum award top 5:
1. Nico Martinez (SPA)
2. Mark Lloyd (UK)
3. Luis Fernandez (SPA)
4. Pedro Martinez (ESP)
5. Jean-Marie Liot (FRA)
Public via Facebook award top 5:
1. Christophe Huchet (FRA)
2. Ricardo Pinto (POR)
3. Matias Capizzano (ARG)
4. Andras Kollmann (HUN)
5. Joka Gemesi (HUN)
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29 November 2016 17:21 GMT