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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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Enter details for at the nationals
PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
1 David Jackman(92kg) Chris Jackman(73kg) Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails JJ JJ James Jarvey
6 Steve Blackburn(68kg) Phil Manning(72kg) Super Spars Super Spars North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Rondar
Show news Enterprise National Circuit at Looe
Plenty of swimming in the strong breeze
Posted on 11 Oct
Enterprises at Frensham Pond
Penultimate South East Area event of 2018
Posted on 8 Oct
Solos, Enterprises & Streakers at Leigh & Lowton
A great turnout of 54 boats make the trip
Posted on 20 Sep
Enterprises at Leigh & Lowton
Part of National Series and North West Top Helm series
Posted on 20 Sep
West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
52 years young and still going strong with 77 teams braving the marathon
Posted on 11 Sep
The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week overall
Midweek races and final weekend series report
Posted on 15 Aug
The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week days 1 & 2
Four race series kicks off the nine day regatta
Posted on 6 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Exe overall
Winners crowned to rendition of Queen's 'We are the champions'
Posted on 4 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Exe day 5
All to play for going into the final race today
Posted on 3 Aug
Live GPS tracking at the Enterprise Nationals
Follow the fleet at Exe in real time
Posted on 2 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Exe day 3
Big Tuesday
Posted on 1 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Exe day 2
Three bullets for David and Chris Jackman
Posted on 31 Jul
Exe welcomes Enterprise Nationals fleet
A true Devonian welcome from the Town Cryer and Exe Mayor
Posted on 28 Jul
Ripon Fleet Trophy Races
Sunny weather and some very energetic marketing lead to massive turnout
Posted on 2 Jul
GPS Tracking at West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
Thanks to GJW Direct, Allen Brothers and Precision Yacht Paint sponsorship
Posted on 29 Jun
Enterprise Severnside Area Championship
SailingChandlery.com Enterprise National Circuit Round 4 at Penarth
Posted on 29 Jun
Enterprise Eastern Area Championship
Leigh-on-Sea host an enjoyable 'demolition derby'
Posted on 21 Jun
Enterprises at Midland
Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 5
Posted on 20 Jun
West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta
"Why don't you sail here every week?"
Posted on 20 Jun
Allen Enterprise Masters at West Lancs
A somewhat challenging weekend
Posted on 16 Jun
Enterprise Nationals Runners & Riders
Who will prevail at Exe at the end of July?
Posted on 10 Jun
Enterprises at Tamworth
Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 4
Posted on 25 May
Enterprises at Earlswood Lakes
Midland Double Chine Series Round 3
Posted on 18 May
Enterprises at Ogston
Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Round 2
Posted on 28 Apr
Enterprises at Bristol
Round 1 of the Severnside Series
Posted on 24 Apr
Enterprises at London Corinthian
Hammersmith Reach has a handy bend in it
Posted on 18 Apr
Allen Enterprise Inlands at Blithfield
SailingChandlery.com National Circuit series opener
Posted on 16 Apr
Enterprise Midland Area Championship
First event in the Midland Area Double Chine Series held at Middle Nene
Posted on 14 Apr
Enterprise Top Helm Series at Elton
Cold with a a gusty F4-6
Posted on 2 Apr
Exe is Excellent for Enterprises
Fleet returns to a favourite nationals venue in 2018
Posted on 18 Jan
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Enterprise UK Nationals Attendance
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All set for the Blithfield Barrel Winter Race Series 2018/19
© Phil Mason
All set for the Blithfield Barrel Winter Race Series 2018/19
© Phil Mason
Leigh & Lowton Solo, Enterprise and Streaker Open
© Tim Yeates
Leigh & Lowton Solo, Enterprise and Streaker Open
© Tim Yeates
The perilous run to A mark during the 52nd West Lancs Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Paul Hargreaves
52nd West Lancs Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Paul Hargreaves
Leading Enterprise West Lancs YC A during the 52nd West Lancs Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Paul Hargreaves
Leigh & Lowton SC B Team during the 52nd West Lancs Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Paul Hargreaves
Killington Lake SC during the 52nd West Lancs Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Paul Hargreaves
Busy scenes during the 52nd West Lancs Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Paul Hargreaves
Paul Seamen's Merlin leads Enterprise winners Alex and David Cane round the top mark ahead of John Kemp's Solo during the Minima Regatta 2018
© Rob Mayley
The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week
© Peter Mackin
(l-r) Dave Jackman & Chris Jackman win the North Sails/Gul/Allen Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Alice Allen
Race 5 winners Dave and Chris Jackman during the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Race 4 winners Jamie Lea and Thomas Dorr during the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Allen T-shirts during the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club GPS Tracking
© SailRacer
Chris Palmer & Helen Cummins on day 3 of the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Chris Palmer & Helen Cummins on day 3 of the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
The Jackmans win all three races on day 2 of the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
The Jackmans win all three races on day 2 of the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Jamie Lea & Thomas Dorr on day 2 of the Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow
Enterprise Nationals at Exe Sailing Club day 2
© Martyn Curnow