Support Webpage For Kojiro Shiraishi


Koden is proud to support Kojiro Shiraishi, skipper of a single-handed non-stop round-the-world race, Vendée Globe.

Vendée Globe is a solo non-stop round-the-world race in a large yacht over 80 days without assistance. Koden is happy to suppor Kojiro with his voyage in such a tough race by providing reliable marine electronic equipment.

Vendee Globe

About Vendée Globe

Vendée Globe is a solo non-stop round-the-world race in a large yacht over 80 days without assistance. Only about half of the racers have finished the world’s toughest race so far.

The race starts from Les Sables-d'Olonne, in the Vendée département of France,on the Atlantic Ocean.
The racers try to sail down the ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, along Antarctica through Cape Leeuwin in Australia and to Cape Horn, then back to Les Sables-d'Olonne.



Koden’s Support

Koden marine electronics products provide state of the art support Kojiro's fourth-generation yacht "Spirit of Yukoh"

The picture shows how Koden products are installed in "Spirit of Yukoh."

Koden marine electronic products GPS compass KGC-222, GPS Navigator KGP-913MKII and 17 inch LCD monitor are installed in "Spirit of Yukoh,"enabling Kojiro to sail safer.

Koden also provided support with electrical system maintenance of his yacht prior to the race.

Spirit of yukoh

Kojiro Shiraishi Profile


Crew member of the Nakhodka to Fukuoka crossing during the Japan Sea Cup
「Crew member of the New Zealand to Hakata crossing
  • Single handed crossing Sydney to Japan on Open 50
  • Circumnavigation the youngest (age 26) a nonstop, unassisted solo voyage on Spirit of Yukoh, (176days, 46,115km)
Compete in Eco Challenge in British Colombia
1997 February
Compete in The Raid Gauloises in South Africa. 11th the best rank in Japanese.
1998 August
Pacific Ocean crossing the world record on Catamaran “Explorer” with Bruno Peyron Yokohama to San Francisco (14days 17hours)
2000 July
Compete in Camel Trophy Tonga/Samoa 2000
Around Alone class II 4th
VELUX 5 OCEAN class I 2nd
Pacific Ocean crossing the world record on Maxi Catamaran "Gitana 13" with Loïc Lemonchois. San Francisco to Yokohama (11days 1minutes 55 seconds)
2016 June
Transat New York Vendée, IMOCA 60 class, 7th
2016 November
Schedule to compete in Vendée Globe, non-stop solo round the world race without assistance