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Welcome to the DMG MORI Sailing World

This dedicated page will give you insights to sail with us around the world. Come on board!

  • Our Skipper: Kojiro Shiraishi. He and the team are ready to tackle the Vendée Globe 2024
  • Our boat: IMOCA 60 named “DMG MORI Global One”
  • Our spirit: we are technology-driven, aim to promote the sport worldwide and to empower young talents in offshore sailing

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DMG MORI Sailing Team

The Skipper: Kojiro Shiraishi

Kojiro Shiraishi is a skipper by passion. Born in Kamakura, a coastal town south of Tokyo, he has had a deep connection to the sea since childhood. In 1994, at the age of 26, Kojiro completed a solo circumnavigation of the world as the youngest sailor.

In 2016, he was the first Asian to compete in the Vendée Globe. At the ninth edition of the regatta in 2020/2021, Kojiro Shiraishi goes down in Vendée Globe history as the first Asian skipper to reach the finish line of the toughest solo-regatta in the world. He and the team are ready to tackle the next challenges – always with the big goal of conquering the Vendée Globe 2024 in mind.

Technology at its best: "DMG MORI Global One"

With an innovative design and an experienced shipyard, “DMG MORI Global One” is a technical masterpiece. The construction began in November 2018 and took around nine months to complete. The IMOCA 60 was built at Multiplast in Vannes, France. The boat design was individually adapted to meet the needs of the Skipper Kojiro Shiraishi.

Some parts of the yacht are machined by DMG MORI’s latest 5 axis and mill turn machines. Thus the heart of the yacht the keel plate was manufactured with cutting edge machine tool. "DMG MORI Global One" left the boatyard for the first time in France on August 31st.

  • Name: DMG MORI Global One
  • Sail number: JPN 11
  • Designer: VPLP
  • Construction: 2019, Multiplast, Vannes (France)
  • Launch Date: 11 September 2019
  • Home port: Lorient
  • Length: 18,28m
  • Beam: 5,85m
  • Draught: 4,50m
  • Weight: 8 tonnes
  • Mast height: 29m​​​​​​​
  • Foils: Yes​​​​​​​

Event Calendar

Transat CIC
New York Vendée - Les Sables
Vendée Globe

Transat CIC


On April 28, 2024, the starting signal will be given for the 15th edition of the Transat CIC, which has been held every four years since 1960. This year's special feature: after the Transat CIC 2020 had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the race is now returning after 8 years. In addition, Lorient has been chosen as a new starting point for the prestigious regatta, which is sailed on boats in the IMOCA, Class40 and Vintage classes all the way to New York.

New York Vendée - Les Sables

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The New York Vendée - Les Sables d’Olonne Race is the final test for all those wishing to take part in the Vendée Globe 2024. The last qualifying race begins on May 29, 2024 and the final participants in the 10th Vendée Globe will be determined at the end of the race in Les Sables D'Olonne. The approximately 3600-mile route must be completed by June 14 at the latest.

Vendée Globe

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24,300 miles non-stop and without assistance from Les Sables d'Olonne to Les Sables d'Olonne - the Vendée Globe is the most demanding single-handed race for sailors around the world. 40 boats are expected at the start of the 10th edition of the race, which begins on November 10.

The route takes participants past the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), Cape Leeuwin (Australia) and Cape Horn (Chile) back to Les Sables d'Olonne. The current record time achieved in the Vendée Globe 2016-17 is 74 days and eight hours.

In addition to the long time that has to be spent alone on the sailing boat, the special challenge also lies in the many different weather conditions and climatic conditions that the skippers encounter, as well as the skillful handling of low and high pressure areas.


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