Humphreys had sought to retain Jade's impressive two-sail reaching speed in the new design, while adding some upwind emphasis. Juno was considered very light for a One Tonner (displacement of 5,404kg), with a lower centre of gravity than Jade. Although most IOR designers were pushing up freeboards a little at the time, Humphreys pursued the low-freeboard style that marked Jade out from the crowd. However, with Juno he was also able to streamline the cabin slightly - the design required builder Adrian Thompson to do away with the keel H-frame, and instead sling the keel off the solid central area of the hull. The resulting saving in construction depth allowed the freeboard to remain similar to Jade but with a lower cabin-top.
|The aft shape of Juno, with the characteristic IOR 'crease' at the aft measurement station|
|Juno on launching day - notice the elliptical 'MME' keel|
|Juno working up in Mallorca, Palma Bay, prior to the English Admiral's Cup trials in 1987|
|Juno sailing upwind during her buildup to the 1987 Admiral's Cup (photo Rick Tomlinson/Seahorse)|
|Early trials, with designer Humphreys checking the B&G Hercules navigation and performance data computer|
|Juno amongst the One Ton pack during the 1987 Admiral's Cup (photo One Ton Class Facebook page)|
|Juno in the Queen Ann Battery marina after the 1987 Fastnet race (photo shockwave40 blog)|
|Juno during the 1988 One Ton Cup, just ahead of Australia's Sagacious V|
|Juno performs a spectacular wipe-out during the 1988 One Ton Cup|
|Citroen approaching Lymington Marina after a race during the 1989 Admiral's Cup (photo shockwave blog)|
The yacht is now located in Portavadie Marina in Scotland (photos below from the One Ton Class Facebook page). Small windows have been added to the cabin top, and the original Juno name has been reinstated.