Water Wag

1887
Designer
Thomas B. Middleton/J. E. Doyle
Builder
McKeown of Belfast (IRELAND)
Association
Water Wag Class (1887)
# Built
44
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Wood (clinker)

Dimensions

Length Overall
12 11 / 4 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
4 9 / 1.5 m
Draft
0 5 / 0.2 m 1 8 / 0.5 m
Displacement
370 lbs / 170 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Gaffhead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
110 ft2 / 10.2 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
?
Sail Area/Displacement
33.84
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
?
Comfort Ratio
?
Capsize Screening
2.68
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

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.


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