When Wasa 360 was launched in the 80’s, our designer Leif Ängermark made an impact to the IOR rule, which was not quite easy. Leif who always liked the more elongated boats drew with Wasa 360 a more compact boat, which was partly adapted to IOR.
That it was a successful concept is apparent by the following quote, taken from an advertisement for the boat, “Wasa 360 demonstrated its superior sailing skills through a over all victory in Scandinavia’s toughest offshore race 1981, the Skaw Race.” Although Wasa 360 sailed in Class III IOR, it had a better sailing time than the winners in both Class II and Class I. ”
The boat became one of Wasa’s top sellers with about 100 boats built over the years.