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The 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport.

I love this as I love sailing. Though I don't get much of an opportunity to do so nowadays. I find there is something very clean and cleansing about sailing on a day like the one in the picture. Just setting the sails, watching them in the wind and on the horizon, feeling the wind in your face on deck. I love racing too, and all the ropes and charts that go along with sailing off-shore. I do, however, get seasick sometimes below deck in rough weather and prefer to stay topside in choppy…

I love this as I love sailing. Though I don't get much of an opportunity to do so nowadays. I find there is something very clean and cleansing about sailing on a day like the one in the picture. Just setting the sails, watching them in the wind and on the horizon, feeling the wind in your face on deck. I love racing too, and all the ropes and charts that go along with sailing off-shore. I do, however, get seasick sometimes below deck in rough weather and prefer to stay topside in choppy…

The Volvo Ocean Race. 11 crew members race together in an around the world sailing race that pits man against the sheer power of our oceans.

The Volvo Ocean Race. 11 crew members race together in an around the world sailing race that pits man against the sheer power of our oceans.

Capturing that sunset moment with a fair wind filling the sails at the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Capturing that sunset moment with a fair wind filling the sails at the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Pinching and driving to the weather mark.  One of the best legs in sailboat racing !!!

Pinching and driving to the weather mark. One of the best legs in sailboat racing !!!

As one of the world's toughest offshore yacht races, the Rolex Sydney Hobart requires strength and the determination to excel. #RolexOfficial

As one of the world's toughest offshore yacht races, the Rolex Sydney Hobart requires strength and the determination to excel. #RolexOfficial

<3 “Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.” -Charles G. Davis

<3 “Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.” -Charles G. Davis

Unbelievable! This is what cutting-edge world-class sailing looks like now - 72' boats with only the tips of foils and rudders in the water!

Unbelievable! This is what cutting-edge world-class sailing looks like now - 72' boats with only the tips of foils and rudders in the water!

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. #Yachting #RolexOfficial <<< I really want to do this one day!!!

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. #Yachting #RolexOfficial <<< I really want to do this one day!!!

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