Design #266 IMS 44
The Farr IMS 44 is surely the most successful IMS design of 1992. To date, five Farr IMS 44s are sailing and four of them have outstanding victories to their credit, the fifth being outfitted for cruising in Japanese waters.
GAUCHO, currently owned by Peter Gordon of the United States, took the international yachting community by storm with a sweeping victory at Yachting's Key West Race Week in January winning every race by huge margins on corrected time, and often beating all of the competitors in her class boat for boat except for one of two 50-footers. Following her stunning success at Key West, GAUCHO also won the Southern Ocean Racing Conference a month later, finishing first in all counted races.
CALIFA 3, owned by Arturo Arrebillaga of Argentina, has enjoyed similar success. CALIFA 3 won a 700 nautical mile ocean race from Buenos Aires to Florianopolis,