Imoca DMG Mori Global One
Kojiro Shiraishi

Kojiro Shiraishi

DMG MORI Global One
3rd participation


Kojiro Shiraishi is a Japanese sailor. In 1994, at the age of 26, he became the youngest sailor to complete a non-stop single-handed circumnavigation. He twice finished 2nd in the BOC Challenge, a solo race with stopovers. In 2016, he became the first Asian to take the start of the Vendée Globe. On 11 February 2021, aboard the IMOCA DMG MORI Global One, he became the first Asian to complete the Vendée Globe. For the 2024 edition, Kojiro aims to do better than his 16th place in 2020, with the same boat but equipped with new foils and a new bow.



  • Retour à la Base

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

  • Rolex Fastnet Race



  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race



  • Vendée Globe

    16th (94d 21h 32m 56s)
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne



  • Vendée Globe

  • New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne - 7th



  • Captain of the crew for the Hatsushima Double Hand Race in Sagami Bay Ooshima Challenge, Annual crossing with 4 orphaned children from Zushi to Izu Ooshima


  • Crew captain for the filming of a documentary off the CroaGe Ooshima Challenge, Annual crossing with 4 orphaned children from Zushi to Izu Ooshima


  • World record on the Pacific crossing with Lionel Lemonchois on the Maxi Catamaran 110d "Gitana 13" San Fransisco in Yokohama


  • VELUX 5OCEANS class I 2nd, on OPEN 60d "SPIRIT OF YUKOH"


  • Around Alone in class II 4th, on OPEN 40d "SPIRIT OF YUKOH"


  • World record on the Pacific crossing with Bruno Peyron on the Catamaran 80d "Explorer" Yokohama in San Fransisco


  • Solitary round the world voyage by sail, non-stop, without assistance (176 days) (46,115km), on OPEN 50d "SPIRIT OF YUKOH", Record of the youngest sailor who completed this feat at the time at 26 years old


  • Solitary crossing from Sydney (Australia) to Izu Matsuzaki (Japan) on OPEN 50d "KODEN OKERA 8th", after the death of the owner Yukoh Tada


  • Crew member of the crossing from New Zealand to Hakata (Japan) on a 50d monohull, "OKERA7th ", for the Hakata Expo Race


  • Crew member of the crossing from Tomakomai (Japan) to Nakhodka (USSR) on a 50d monohull, "OKERA 7th", for the Nakhodka Race

Imoca DMG Mori Global One

DMG MORI Global One

  • Architect : VPLP
  • Construction : 2019, Multiplast, Vannes
  • Launch date : 02 Septembre 2019
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,85 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Weight : 8 t
  • Hauteur mât : 29 m
  • Upwind sail area : 320 m²
  • Downwind sail area : 600 m²

DMG MORI is a world leader in the construction of machine-tools that offer integrated, environmentally-friendly automation and digitalisation solutions that enhance the company's core business through turning and milling machines, cutting-edge technologies and additive manufacturing. All this is made possible by 12,000 employees ready to meet the needs of nearly 100,000 customers from more than 54 sectors via 138 sales outlets and after-sales workshops in 86 countries.


DMG MORI Sailing Academy

Created in 2018, the DMG MORI Sailing Team is the professional ocean racing team behind Kojiro Shiraishi and his IMOCA boat. With the creation of the DMG MORI Sailing Academy in 2022, the aim is to enable talented young sailors to perfect all their skills within the team.