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The inaugural WORLD CLASS™ Yachting Cocktail Competition final caught on film

Sunday 11th December 2014 saw the final of the inaugural Diageo WORLD CLASS™ Yachting Cocktail Competition take place at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, in partnership with Shore Solutions.

WORLD CLASS™ is the industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition. Partnering with Shore Solutions, the competition was devised in order to highlight the fine drinking culture of the luxury cruise sector and its talented yachting bartenders. 

The event saw 30 barmen and women from 20 of the worlds finest yachts brought together from around the globe. Over the course of the three-day event, bartenders took part in a series of innovative on board challenges, creating premium cocktails using the world’s finest spirits from the Diageo Reserve luxury portfolio. 

The first day of challenges was captured on film by Jason Pickering Photography who was commissioned by WORLD CLASS™ to be on-hand during the elimination rounds of the competition on Sunday, photographing both the competitors in action and their signature cocktails in all their glory.

After a speed challenge and the final event, the winner, Jasmin Rutter from 55m, S/Y Vitters Marie, was announced at 4pm. She will now go on to compete in the 2015 WORLD CLASS™ finals in Cape Town.

Images of the event were quickly turned around and provided to sponsors of the event for immediate press release with Jason’s final commission of the day to take shots of Jasmin and the two runners up onboard their superyachts.

For more information, visit Jason Pickering Photography.

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