Jamarella was skippered by Rodney Pattisson, who helmed the One Ton Cup champion Jade in 1985, and teamed up with Lawrie Smith (who helmed Panda to her Fastnet win in the 1985 Admiral's Cup), to create a very strong force at the back of the boat. Jamarella was built by Killian Bushe with Nomex honeycomb core. She carried a Sparcraft mast, which was held up with cobalt rigging, and flew a combination of Banks, Shore and Sobstad sails.
|Jamarella during the 1987 British Admiral's Cup trials (photo Seahorse)|
|Jamarella sailing downwind during the 1987 British Admiral's Cup trials (photo Seahorse/Histoiredeshalfs website)|
Jamarella proved to be the most consistent of the new British One Tonners that lined up for the 1987 British Admiral's Cup trials, with three first places in the series, and she joined team Juno and Indulgence in the British team in a determined campaign to wrest the Admiral's Cup back from the Germans, who had triumphed again in 1985.
|Jamarella showing her upwind form (photos Histoiredeshalfs website)|
|Another view from astern of Jamarella sailing upwind in moderate conditions, with the topmast backstay showing plenty of ease! (photo Seahorse)|
|Jamarella on a downwind leg during the 1987 British Admiral's Cup trials (photo Seahorse)|
|Jamarella showing her upwind form during the 1987 Admiral's Cup|
|Jamarella in close fleet action during the 1987 Admiral's Cup (photo Rick Tomlinson/Seahorse)|
|Jamarella rounds a windward mark during one of the inshore races on Christchurch Bay (photo Sailing Year 1987-88)|
|Jamarella - RORC Yacht of the Year 1987 (photo Sailing Year 1987-88)|
|Jamarella (photo One Ton Facebook page)|
|Jamarella in action during the 1987 Admiral's Cup, and crossing the stern of US yacht Blue Yankee|
|Rush, ex-Jamarella, during the 1988 One Ton Cup|
|Hitchhiker III ex-Jamarella during the 1989 Admiral's Cup|
In 1995 Hitchhiker III was relocated to Holland and was optimised for the IMS rule - her bumps were removed, the stern was faired and a new keel was fitted. She was renamed ACE, and she went on to become the Dutch National IMS Champion in 1997.
ACE is presently located in Muiderzand, Holland (photos above and below).