Based on a prototype ‘Cemiostama’,(1878?), which in turn derived from an earlier Norwegian type.
The design was modified slightly (from double ended to transom) and standardized in 1900.(J.E. Doyle)
The WATER WAG is reputedly the oldest one-design class in the world still racing. (at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ireland) and administered by the Water Wag Club.
Spinnaker area: 60 sq. ft.