Kojiro Shiraishi

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Shiraishi, Kojiro
白石 康次郎
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Born Shiraishi, Kojiro
(1967-05-08) May 8, 1967 (age 51)
Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Sailor
Website Kojiro Shiraishi Official Website
Kojiro Shiraishi au départ du Vendée Globe 2016

Kojiro Shiraishi (白石 康次郎, Shiraishi Kōjirō) is the record holder as the youngest sailor in the world to circumnavigate the globe in a continuous solo journey. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1967, and grew up in Kamakura. In 2005, he participated in the VELUX 5 Oceans Race in his boat, Spirit of Yukoh, and placed second, beating notable sailors such as Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Mike Golding.[1]

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