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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

July 2023: Rolex Fastnet Race – Cowes
September 2023: Défi Azimut – Lorient
October 2023: Transat Jacques Vabre – Le Havre
November 2023: Retour à La Base – Antilles

July 2023: Rolex Fastnet Race – Cowes 

2023_Rolex Fastnet

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the most prestigious sailing regattas in the world. This year is special: the offshore race celebrates its 50th edition.

The race starts from Cowes on the Isle of Wight on July 22, 2023, and takes the sailors over a 695-mile course to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. The race will round the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland.

September 2023: Défi Azimut – Lorient


The Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomeration is back for the next edition in 2023. From September 19 to 24, the offshore skippers will meet at Lorient La Base for the 13th edition of this regatta. It’s the coming together of the IMOCA class, home to the Vendée Globe skippers and a contested racing, just weeks away from the Transat Jacques Vabre.

September 20: speed runs between Lorient and the island of Groix with a crew
September 21 to 23: 48h offshore double-handed
September 24: crewed tour of the island of Groix

October 2023: Transat Jacques Vabre – Le Havre

Transat Jacques Vabre

In October 2023, the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in Le Havre. The famous Transatlantic race is considered the longest and most demanding two-handed regatta. The starting shot will be given on October 29.

The very technical route will take the skippers to Fort-de-France in Martinique. They will face the waters of the Bay of Biscay, the Equator and the iconic and dreaded Pot-au-noir.

November 2023: Retour à La Base – Antilles

2023_Retour à La Base

The Retour à La Base will take place for the first time in November 2023, reviving the tradition of a single-handed race for IMOCAs after the Transat Jacques Vabre back to France. The start will be on November 22 in Fort de France, Martinique, heading for Lorient La Base - which is also the home port of IMOCA DMG MORI Global One.


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