The second Spica (JPN 8242) was a Niels Jeppesen/X-Yachts design, which raced for Japan in the 1991 Admiral's Cup (skippered by M Muroi), alongside team-mates Will (50-footer) and Carino (Two Tonner). The Japanese team had finished in a reasonable seventh (of 14 teams) in 1989, but performed relatively poorly in 1991, finishing seventh of just eight teams, while Spica was the last placed yacht in the One Tonner division (placings of 7/8/7/8/DNF/8).
|Spica during the 1991 Admiral's Cup (photos from One Ton Class Facebook page)|
|Spica returning to Cowes Marina (above and below) after a race during the 1991 Admiral's Cup (photos from shockwave40 blog)|
|Spica during the 1991 Admiral's Cup (photo One Ton Facebook page)|