Hiroshi Kitada Skipper


Hiroshi Kitada, the first Japanese sailor to ever compete in Class40, began his sailing career late, at age 40. A trip to the start of the Route du Rhum in 2014 left Japanese businessman Hiroshi Kitada with a dream to race his Class40 solo across the Atlantic. « There are no Class40s in Japan and I could get very little information about them. It was after a group of skippers showed me around their impressive boats ahead of the Route du Rhum that I made up my mind to get my own ». Two years later, Kitada signed up for The Transat Bakery where he secured a 7th place. Kitada is now participating in the Transat Québec St-Malo for the first time.

Jean-Christophe Caso


Remi Beauvais


Mark Smith



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Launched in 2015, Kiho is the 5th Pogo 40 S3 to see the light of day. The initial plan was to bring the boat straight to Japan after construction, but the owner decided to leave it in France until next year. Kohi is now proudly representing Asia in this 9th Transat Québec St-Malo.

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