Long time West Coast multihull designer Randy Reynolds has modified and redesigned the platform of his award winning Reynolds 33 adding reverse bows, curved beams, 8-degree canted hulls and a new powerful 95% 3-point rig for short-handed sailing – changes he says have been brewing in his mind for years.
“I had always wanted to incorporate these ideas into the R33 design,” said Reynolds. “During the sail trials we were surprised how the canted hulls and curved beams effected performance. The light air performance improved while hitting 20 knots was easy – with just a crew of three!”
Reynolds says the new hull alignment and beam shape make the boat far more efficient than traditional configurations and the XS-35′s boat-speed consistently doubled wind speed, particularly in flat conditions. This first XS-35 was configured with a 44-foot tall mast creating impressive results. Check the video!
The XS 35 also has extended rudders, optional curved foils and like the R33, accommodations for four. The boat can be configured with mast heights and beam widths to meet most any spec, stability and speed desired. The deck layout is designed for short-handed sailing and an optional all carbon construction is being offered which will further enhance the performance of the new XS-35.
December 14th, 2012