The md35 daysailer is the result of long discussions between some of the most experienced sailors and one-design promoters in world yachting. They identified the need for a competitive one-design yacht upon which the focus is high- quality fleet racing, placing a premium on experience and tactical awareness instead of athleticism and endurance. The brief was for a fast, stable design which sails to windward as well as she goes offwind, thus ensuring engaging fleet racing. The design needed to combine classical style and grace with a simple layout for sailing, transportation and maintenance. Mark Mills has created in the md35 a yacht with all these characteristics in an exciting package which is certain to capture a wide following.