[Pictured above: the Summit 35s Act One and Mariner's Cove at the 2010 Key West Race Week.]
Sailing World magazine awarded the Summit 35 the 2010 Boat of the Year for the best IRC racer.
The Summit 35 is our latest dual-purpose IRC Cruiser-Racer design. A development of the Summit 40 design, it retains the key styling and performance characteristics that made the Summit 40 such a success while integrating the lessons learned from our ongong CFD research and the feedback from our custom IRC designs.
The Summit 35 is designed to excel under IRC by combining the stability and power of a large sailplan and deep bulb keel with the low drag hullshape that permits strong all-around performance. This allows sparkling light air performance in conjunction with the optional retracting sprit, as well as offering enough stability to excel in a breeze. The Summit 35 builds on the Mills Design pattern of ergonomic dual-purpose deck layouts with race-friendly systems to ensure that both racing crew and family friends can enjoy leisure and competition on the Summit 35. Below the open and comfortable interior boasts three double berths, standing headroom, and a spacious galley.
The two spreader alloy rig supports masthead spinnakers flown either from an optional retracting sprit or the standard over-length carbon spinnaker pole. This simple keel-stepped rig configuration is controlled by a standard integral hydraulic backstay adjuster, and allows non-overlapping jibs for the optimum combination of performance and ease of use.
See the latest development photos of the Summit 35 in the Gallery Section