DN Photo in Mirabaud Photography Competition

Photo: Gwidon Libera The 2022 Polish DN Championship in Lithuania.

The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, that best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport.

Polish photographer Gwidon Libera’s DN photos have been featured many times on this website, the DN newsletter Runner Tracks, and the Yearbook. 2022 IDNIYRA World Champion Robert Graczyk P31 chose Gwidon’s photo for the cover of the 2023 IDNIYRA Yearbook. Gwidon’s photo, a dramatic capture of a mast failure from the 2021 Polish Championship, was an entry for the 2022 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the year. 

Though not the winning shot, it’s the number one photo among the DN community. Our photographers help tell the story of this sport. Thank you, Gwidon and all other photographers, for sharing your work with us over the years.

Day 1: Polish Championship Photos & Video

DN Low Lunge: Chris Berger US5166       Photo Gwidon Libera




The Polish  Championship is a major stop on the DN regatta circuit and attracts competitors from all over Europe.  This weekend regatta started today on the Zegrze Reservoir near Warsaw.  Like we saw last week at the European Championship, there’s a high level of competition at this regatta and in a few weeks, some of these ice sailors will be here for the Gold Cup.  Chris Berger US5166 extended his stay in Europe to sail in this regatta. The ice looks wet, fast and racy. Robert Graczyk P31 is in first place tonight. Chris Berger is holding his own at 5th. Stay tuned for the conclusion tomorrow. Photographer Gwidon Libera has again agreed to share his photos with us for which we are again grateful. UPDATE: Gwidon’s photos are avilable for purchase here.

Bonus video below of some rush hour traffic mark-rounding from Ark Gim’s Facebook page.

Day 3: DN European Championship Photos by Gwidon Libera

John Winquist L601 (Finland)        Photo: Gwidon Libera

Here is the last set of photos shot and edited by Polish photographer Gwidon Libera from the last day of 2019 European Championship on Lake Śniardwy in northeastern Poland. More breeze gave the boats the chance to work and show off the famous DN bendy mast and Gwidon zeroed in on the action. There are so many excellent action packed photos from today that It was difficult to choose one for the main photo of this post. This regatta marks the first time that Gwidon has ever photographed iceboats. Once again, thank you Gwidon Libera for sharing your photos with the world. UPDATE: Gwidon’s photos are avilable for purchase here.


A Fleet: 1st Jarek Radski P431 (Poland), 2nd Tomasz Zakrzewski P55 (Poland), 3rd Mihkel Kosk C45 (Estonia)

Day 2: DN European Championship Photos by Gwidon Libera

Chris Berger US5166 Photo: Gwidon Libera

Playing catch up here, this photographer is fast! Gwidon Libera has uploaded even more photos from today’s sailing at the European Championship in Poland. If you’ve finished looking through the photos from day one, have a look at today’s set. UPDATE: Gwidon’s photos are avilable for purchase here.

DN European Championship Photos by Gwidon Libera

Polish photographer Gwidon Libera is kind enough to let us post his pictures from the first day of the European Championship taking place on Lake Śniardwy in northeastern Poland. Gwidon has posted these photos on his Facebook page but for those of you not on Facebook, please take the time to click through enjoy these outstanding photos.
Dziękuję Ci, Gwidon!

As for today (day 2 of the championship), it appears that light air delayed the start. There were 2 races in A and B and 1 race in the C fleet.Official information and race results are posted on IDNIYRA Europe. UPDATE: Gwidon’s photos are avilable for purchase here.