|Jade during the 1985 One Ton Cup (photo Humphreys Yacht Design)|
|Jade (bottom right) joins a queue for the committee boat end of one of the starts in the 1985 One Ton Cup|
|Jade rounds a windward mark during the 1985 One Ton Cup (photo Alan Sefton)|
|The crew of Jade try to patch the hole in the topsides near the end of the first race in the 1985 One Ton Cup|
|The temporary patch to Jade's topsides in the first race (photo Histoiredeshalfs website)|
To add insult to injury, the race was won by the Dutch yacht The Way of Living, the original Jade from 1983.She was awarded 11th place points, but the real race was on for the boatbuilders and at 8am the following day the repair was still being faired.
|Jade seen here during the build-up stage to the 1985 Admiral's Cup (photo Seahorse)|
With their new One Ton champion, the Wooddell's secured themselves a place in the 1985 English Admiral's Cup team alongside other One Tonners Panda and Phoenix. Jade won the Channel Race in the Admirals’ Cup, revelling in the fresh downwind conditions, but then took a 20 percent penalty when she acknowledged an error against New Zealand team yacht Canterbury in the third inshore race. She was well placed to repeat her Channel Race win in the Fastnet when a T-terminal failure caused the mast to come down - frustratingly this happened when the wind had moderated after a boisterous night at sea. Retirement from this high points race dropped Jade to 25th place overall, but the team finished second overall on the strength of Phoenix's top individual boat result.
Six months after the Admirals’ Cup Jade went on to place first in Class 5 and second overall in the 1986 SORC. Jade was then sold to Frenchman Jean Pierre Dick and, renamed Centurion Musclor and with Laurent Delage helming, went on to win the 1987 French Admiral's Cup trials by a clear margin. She finished as 15th yacht overall, as the top boat in the eighth placed French team, and after surviving being T-boned by Humphreys' latest One Tonner Juno in the third inshore race.
|Jade, as Centurion Musclor and sailing for the French during the 1987 Admiral's Cup|
|Above and below - deck and cockpit of Centurion Musclor at the 1987 Admiral's Cup (photos Ian Watson)|
|View from the bow of Centurion Musclor - note the narrow cabin top and titanium staunchions|
|Centurion Musclor (middle) seen here after the 1987 Fastnet Race (photo Shockwave40 blog)|