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Phaedo3 Shot Gets Irish-Born Photographer On The List For Yacht Racing Image Prize

6th November 2016
Rachel Fallon-Langdon made the list of nominees for the 2016 Mirabaud prize for her shot of Phaedo3 rounding the Needles Lighthouse on 2 July Rachel Fallon-Langdon made the list of nominees for the 2016 Mirabaud prize for her shot of Phaedo3 rounding the Needles Lighthouse on 2 July Photo: Rachel Fallon-Langdon

#Mirabaud - Irish-born marine photographer Rachel Fallon-Langdon has made the list of nominees for the 2016 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Year Award.

Rachel’s submission is a majestic shot of Phaedo3 as the MOD70 trimaran titled in the wind while rounding the Needles Lighthouse in the Round the Island Race, shattering the competition’s multihull record in the process.

That was nothing new for Phaedo3 nor for Rachel, who submitted an image of the same boat as it completed its third world sailing record within the span of a week in the 2015 contest.

The top 20 images for this year are currently on display at World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Barcelona till next Sunday 13 November, with voting for the public prize open on Facebook till Friday 18 November.

The winners in three categories will be announced during the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta on Monday 29 November.

Last year Brian Carlin, onboard reported with Team Vestas Wind during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, placed second in the public vote for his shot of the team’s heartbreaking grounding in the Indian Ocean just weeks into the race.

Published in Marine Photo
MacDara Conroy

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