Country JP

JPN 11

Construction2019, Multiplast, Vannes (France)
Launch date9/2/19


Sistership to Charal 1, the foiler DMG Mori Global One was built at the Multiplast yard in 2019 for Kojiro Shiraishi for the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe.

The Japanese skipper participated in the previous Vendée Globe on the former Estrella Damm, which went on to become BT and then Veolia Environnement, with which Roland Jourdain won the 2010 Route du Rhum. The team of the skipper from the land of the rising sun opted not to upgrade the boat, but rather to enhance it. As a result, Kojiro set off on the solo round the world race aboard a reliable boat with the same performance capabilities as Charal 1, which had shown remarkable potential. However, just one week into the race, Kojiro Shiraishi suffered an autopilot failure, causing the boat to yaw dramatically, resulting in three mainsail battens snapping and a large tear in the sail. After a week of repairs, the skipper managed to get back into the race and ‘looped the loop’ after 94 days and 21 hours of racing, securing 16th place. The first Asian sailor to successfully complete the Vendée Globe and a genuine legend in his home country, Kojiro Shiraishi then did a tour of Japan between 28 July and 21 November 2021, enabling thousands of visitors to discover his IMOCA across marinas from Yokohama to Ashiya and Tokoname. Returning to Europe from Japan via cargo ship, 2022 has seen DMG Mori participating in the Guyader Bermudes Race 1000 and the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne, with Kojiro Shiraishi respectively securing 14th and 20th place. The skipper aims to compete in the next Vendée Globe in 2024.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind320 m2
Downwind600 m2

Sailing Highlights

2023: Transat Jacques Vabre - 22nd
Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 25th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 19th
Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe - Retired
Défi Azimut - DNS
Vendée Arctique - 20th

2022: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 14th
Vendée Globe - 16th (94d 21h 32m 56s)
2020: Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 10th

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