Its not easy owning a boat designed for a rule that isnt used much on your pond. Just ask Antony Barran, who owns the ILC 40 Jeantex and sails it out of Marina Del Rey, Calif. "Weve got a dedicated group of similar [purpose-built, 40-foot IMS] boats out here on the West Coast; Bull, High-5, Black Knight, and Impact, to name a few. In regattas, theyd start us with the sprit boats," says Barran. "In heavy air, they won. In light air, we won. Nobody liked it, but nobody hated it enough to do anything about it."