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Enterprise

Enterprise

The Enterprise dinghy was designed in 1955 for the News Chronicle. This national newspaper wanted to encourage the public to get sailing and sponsored Jack Holt to design a new class of boat that would not only be cheap, but also easy to own and use. The Enterprise was the result, and it launched to huge publicity after a ground-breaking sea-trial, sailing at night across the Channel in January 1956. Now 60 years later over 24,000 boats have been registered worldwide and it remains a popular and affordable dinghy which is instantly recognisable by its light blue sails. Many national, world and Olympic champion sailors have raced Enterprises and the class continues to grow through a wide choice of affordable new and second-hand boats for racing and cruising activities.

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Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Round 3
Posted on 20 May
Allen Enterprise Inlands at Bristol
Gusts of 55mph tear up the campsite on Saturday morning
Posted on 29 Apr
An unfortunate series of events
Mar Sailing Chandlery and Allen Enterprise Inlands first day
Posted on 27 Apr
West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race preview
"We have fun and that's what sailing is all about"
Posted on 19 Apr
Enterprise Midland Championship at Middle Nene
First event in the Sailing Chandlery National Circuit
Posted on 9 Apr
Entries open for Enterprise National Championships
Sharing with the Ospreys at Mount's Bay
Posted on 30 Jan
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
Overcast, but mild for the time of the year
Posted on 27 Nov 2018
Thames Valley Area Enterprise Series 2018
Open meetings at ten clubs and 59 different boats compete
Posted on 21 Nov 2018
Enterprise Winter Championship at Northampton
Fleet is proud to outlast the Lark and N12 sailors in the bar
Posted on 15 Nov 2018
Enterprises at Winsford Flash
Weighed down by cottage pie and apple crumble
Posted on 10 Nov 2018
Enterprise National Circuit at Looe
Plenty of swimming in the strong breeze
Posted on 11 Oct 2018
Enterprises at Frensham Pond
Penultimate South East Area event of 2018
Posted on 8 Oct 2018
Solos, Enterprises & Streakers at Leigh & Lowton
A great turnout of 54 boats make the trip
Posted on 20 Sep 2018
Enterprises at Leigh & Lowton
Part of National Series and North West Top Helm series
Posted on 20 Sep 2018
West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
52 years young and still going strong with 77 teams braving the marathon
Posted on 11 Sep 2018
The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week overall
Midweek races and final weekend series report
Posted on 15 Aug 2018
The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week days 1 & 2
Four race series kicks off the nine day regatta
Posted on 6 Aug 2018
Enterprise Nationals at Exe overall
Winners crowned to rendition of Queen's 'We are the champions'
Posted on 4 Aug 2018
Enterprise Nationals at Exe day 5
All to play for going into the final race today
Posted on 3 Aug 2018
Live GPS tracking at the Enterprise Nationals
Follow the fleet at Exe in real time
Posted on 2 Aug 2018
Enterprise Nationals at Exe day 3
Big Tuesday
Posted on 1 Aug 2018
Enterprise Nationals at Exe day 2
Three bullets for David and Chris Jackman
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
Exe welcomes Enterprise Nationals fleet
A true Devonian welcome from the Town Cryer and Exe Mayor
Posted on 28 Jul 2018
Ripon Fleet Trophy Races
Sunny weather and some very energetic marketing lead to massive turnout
Posted on 2 Jul 2018
GPS Tracking at West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
Thanks to GJW Direct, Allen Brothers and Precision Yacht Paint sponsorship
Posted on 29 Jun 2018
Enterprise Severnside Area Championship
SailingChandlery.com Enterprise National Circuit Round 4 at Penarth
Posted on 29 Jun 2018
Enterprise Eastern Area Championship
Leigh-on-Sea host an enjoyable 'demolition derby'
Posted on 21 Jun 2018
Enterprises at Midland
Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 5
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta
"Why don't you sail here every week?"
Posted on 20 Jun 2018
Allen Enterprise Masters at West Lancs
A somewhat challenging weekend
Posted on 16 Jun 2018
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Enterprise UK Nationals Attendance
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Competitors and prize winners in the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit Round 3 at Leigh-on-Sea
© Ann Jackson
Perth Sailing Club Dewars Series
© Euan Macdonald
Tim & Chris Lead team Bird in Race 2
© Paul Pritchard / BCYC
Allen 2019 Enterprise Inland Champions Nigel & Andy Bird
© Steve Sargent
Competitors at the Allen 2019 Inland Championship
© Steve Sargent
High winds on the first day of the Sailing Chandlery and Allen Enterprise Inlands
© Alice Driscoll
High winds on the first day of the Sailing Chandlery and Allen Enterprise Inlands
© Alice Driscoll
High winds on the first day of the Sailing Chandlery and Allen Enterprise Inlands
© Alice Driscoll
Frantic change-overs in the West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
© Paul Craven
Tom & Chris in action during the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit at Middle Nene
© Wilf Kunze
Nigel & Andy leading during the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit at Middle Nene
© Wilf Kunze
Tim Sadler and Chris Keatley win the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit at Middle Nene
© Aimee Allsopp
Jane & Nick Scutt leading during the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit at Middle Nene
© Wilf Kunze
Third place Jane and Nick Scutt in the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit at Middle Nene
© Aimee Allsopp
Second place Nigel and Andy Bird in the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit at Middle Nene
© Aimee Allsopp
The 2019 Enterprise Nationals will be at Mount's Bay
© Neil Richardson
The 2019 Enterprise Nationals will be at Mount's Bay
© Neil Richardson
The 2019 Enterprise Nationals will be sponsored by Allen, North Sails and Seldén
© Enterprise Association
Paul Young & Jared Lewis during the GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2019
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 5
© Gerard van den Hoek
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Enterprise November Plate at Southport
© Alan Burton-Roberts
Jeremy and Becca Stephens win the Enterprise Winter Championships at Northampton
© Callum Dingle
Tim Sadler wins the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit
© Callum Dingle
Enterprise Winter Championships at Northampton
© Callum Dingle