Sistership to Charal, DMG-Mori Global One left the Multiplast yard in September 2019, but has not done a huge amount of sailing since her launch.
It has to be said that the Japanese skipper, Kojiro Shiraishi, has already participated in the last Vendée Globe on the ex-Estrella Damm turned BT then Veolia Environnement, with which Roland Jourdain won the Route du Rhum 2010. The team of the skipper from the land of the rising sun has not planned any developments for the boat so she should have the same performance as the mark 1 version of Charal, which showed remarkable potential during the last Transat Jacques Vabre. However, this foiling machine designed by VPLP requires real precision in solo format, with the focus on regular training sessions, which began over the winter. Indeed, this new prototype is designed to be supported on her appendages to reduce the drag, necessitating a new type of piloting to remain ‘airborne’. To enhance his knowledge in this regard, Kojiro Shiraishi has planned to participate in the season’s two transatlantic races, The Transat CIC in May and the return New-York-Vendée sprint in June.