Design #333 - Farr IMS 34
Revisions to the IMS Racing Division regulations allow a smaller, sleeker cabin than seen on earlier IMS designs, which yields both an excellent racing deck layout and a good looking yacht. The cockpit and deck hardware layout is a refined Mumm 36 layout, allowing optimum sail and boat handling. Halyard/secondary winches are mounted at the aft end of the cabin with primary and runner winches forward of the mainsheet trimmer and helmsman positions. The sailplan features a tall three spreader rig with jumpers, runners and checkstays, allowing for ultimate sail control. Large spinnakers will provide superior light air performance, not to mention excellent high-speed blasts downwind in stronger winds.
The sensible racing interior exceeds IMS racing division requirements with very simple and light-weight interior components. A 2-burner stove, sink, food stowage locker, and galley counter are located against the mast bulkhead to port with a large ice box opposite. The top of the ice box doubles as a chart table, and a locker for navigation gear and instruments is located outboard. A rigid door at the mast bulkhead provides a head enclosure in the forepeak. Hard bottomed settee/berths are immediately adjacent the companionway with pipe cots aft. Additional upper pipe cots may be added to provide a total of 8 berths: all berths are hinged and adjustable for use at sea. The engine box is immediately aft of the companionway ladder with a top that may be completely removed to allow total access to the engine. The engine box unit continues aft to form secure and dry gear stowage and hanging locker compartments.
This design's construction is a carefully engineered yet economical structure, using glass laminates, epoxy resin and PVC core in the hull and deck. The rudder is a high-tech carbon epoxy structure for high strength, stiffness, and lightweight.