The legendary photo by Gilles Martin-Raget was chosen as the winner from among 131 professional yachting photographers. His picture of the Orm60 "Fujifilm II" trimaran went around the world in 2002.
The "Public Award" went to Alfred Farré from Spain. Several German yachting photographers also took part in the competition with strong images, but unfortunately were not honored with a prize. The archive of Gilles Martin-Raget, which has grown over more than 20 years, and his famous photo could not be beaten in the "competition of the century":
Photo gallery: Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century
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