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West Coast Sailor Louis Kruk Vies for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award

West Coast sailor Louis Kruk’s stunning photos, and stories of cruising, have graced the pages of Latitude 38 for over a decade. This year Louis decided to enter the annual Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest and exhibition.

“This year, In my first ever attempt at entering,” Louis wrote, “I was blessed to have my image selected as one of the top eighty [80] photographs for the contest.”

Louis Kruk Mirabaud entry
Louis’s submission is ‘Nathan Outteridge at the helm of the Japanese entry of Sail GP.’
© 2022 Louis Kruk

The contest’s prize winners will be selected across three categories:

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (main prize) — awarded by a panel of international specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries.

Public Prize — selected by the number of popular votes on the internet.

Yacht Racing Forum Award — decided by the delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum.

Previous contests have featured other West Coast sailing photographers. The year 2013 in particular stands out, as four photographers whose images have appeared in Latitude 38 over the years were selected for the voting process.

You can vote for Louis’s photo here: Louis Kruk.

Winners will be announced at the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta, on November 21-22.

You can see more of Louis’s work in the opening pages of our SailGP story in this year’s May issue.


  1. Zack Papachristos 1 year ago


    Amazing accomplishments for an amateur. Now that you’re hooked to photography, you’ll excel and become a professional. CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. Stephanie Carpenter 1 year ago

    Hi Louis
    Of course I voted for your photo! Also posted it to my Facebook page to help spread the word.

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