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German Photographer Soren Hese Wins Yacht Racing Image Award

29th November 2017
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 The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image winner is Sören Hese for this aerial image of 505 dnghies running into a world championship leeward mark The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image winner is Sören Hese for this aerial image of 505 dnghies running into a world championship leeward mark

134 photographers spanning 27 countries submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017.

Soren Hese (GER) wins the main prize (above), whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing's annual conference elected Tomas Moya.

The international jury decided to honour Hese and his surprising picture taken from a drone during the 5O5 German championships. Based in Berlin, Hese has been working as an independent photographer since 1990. “I am very proud because this contest is the absolute reference in yacht racing photography “, he said. “I took this picture using a time-motion-stack imaging concept, capturing the image basically as a time series from a quadrocopter. I found its graphical structure very interesting and also story telling, and so decided to submit it to the contest. I am very touched by this victory, against all those prestigious photographers. There were also so many major international events this year that I am really surprised to have won.”

Zita Kovacs (HUN) obtained most votes on the social networks and wins the Public Award.

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