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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2011

More than 3500 people voted on Facebook and Internet for the world's best yacht racing photograph. The winning picture was taken by French photographer Thierry Martinez; it features Nathan Outridge, Moth and 49er world champion, racing the Moth world championships in Belmont, Australia in January 2011. Thierry Martinez has been photographing yachts since 1987 and has covered almost every sailing discipline over the years from dinghies to the Volvo Ocean Race and the America's Cup. This is the second year running that he has won the award.