The annual sailing video contest is pleased to announce a partnership with French company Bepeho, who developed the first hands-free recording and broadcasting software dedicated to sailors.
The Mirabaud Sailing Video Award is the only event of its kind, aimed at celebrating the best sailing videos produced each year and those who have produced them. It is an annual contest open to professional cameraman, directors, editors and TV production companies from all over the world, as well as sailors who produce on-board videos during races.
Today, the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award announces a partnership with Bepeho, a French company who developed a video software 100% dedicated to sailors. In order to obtain media visibility during sailing races, the key factor isn’t to generate massive quantities of footage but to get the right shot. That’s what Bepeho’s software - developed alongside offshore sailor Kito de Pavant - allows. One example: Kito filming the whale that he just hit, putting an end to his Vendée Globe attempt. Kito wasn’t on deck filming the sea; his video gear was filming non-stop and he could then select the footage wanted.
« We are very pleased to join the new Mirabaud Video Sailing Award as a technical provider », says Patrice Rosay, founder of Bepeho. « Our technology has been developed for sailors, who have to film their achievements as part of their job. This award gives them a great promotional platform and is a fantastic reward for their hard work, not only as sailors but also media people. »
The Mirabaud Sailing Video Award is officially open. Professional filmmakers as well as sailors filming on-board during races can upload their videos whilst the public can watch them on: www.sailingvideoaward.com
The winners of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award will be celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum (Aarhus, Denmark, November 27-28), and their videos shown to the sports’ leading personalities, events, classes, yacht clubs and sponsors.
The main prize - the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award - will be determined by an international jury. The Prize of the Public will be awarded following votes from the public on Internet. The Special Jury Award will celebrate the sailors who produce the best on-board videos during races. The winners will share € 2’000 prize money.