July 30, 2020

‘UFO’ off French coast: Japanese sailor Shiraishi eyes Vendee Globe win

Lorient (France) (AFP) – As far as Kojiro Shiraishi is concerned, a Japanese sailing the gruelling Vendee Globe round-the-world race is akin to a Frenchman taking up sumo wrestling.”It’s a miracle,” says Shiraishi who will return to the epic high seas adventure in November after making his debut four years ago.Back in 2016, the sailor, who hails from Kamakura, a Pacific coastal town to the south of Tokyo, cut a dash by posing on the quay at the start line dressed in traditional Japanese costume and carrying a ceremonial sabre in his belt.Now, the 53-year-old has a high-performance boat, sponso…

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