Welcome to the DMG MORI Sailing World

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

  • Our objective: Master the current Vendée Globe 2020/2021, a non-stop, solo, round-the-world race
  • Our boat: IMOCA 60 named “DMG MORI Global One”
  • Our spirit: Unite DMG MORI employees, customers, partner and associated companies, the team members and fans around the world together under “Global One” to support the team

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Vendée Globe

The "Everest of the Seas": Vendée Globe

Solo, non-stop and without assistance. For good reason the Vendée Globe is called the Everest of the Seas. The race was founded in 1989 and since 1992 has been held every four years.The Skippers are confronted to freezing cold, gigantic waves and heavy skies. The challenge requires everything: ultimate willpower, precision and resilience. 

  • 44.996 kilometers, 24.296 miles: that is the circumference of the Earth and the distance of reference around the world
  • Recordholder (2016/2017): Armel Le Cléac'h, Banque Populaire, 74d 03h 46s

The Start of the ninth Vendée Globe was on November 8th 2020. For Kojiro Shiraishi this years Vendée Globe is the second chance to fulfill his heart’s desire: crossing the finishing line of the world’s toughest regatta.

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.

He was the first Asian to take part in the Vendée Globe in 2016. His big goal: to cross the finish line in the Vendée Globe 2020, the toughest solo regatta in the world.

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​​​​​​​

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