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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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Enter details for at the nationals
PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
1 Paul Hobson(75kg)
Craig Wheatley(80kg)
Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Rondar
2 David Jackman(82kg)
Chris Jackman(72kg)
Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails JJ JJ James Jarvey
3 Tim Sadler(79kg)
Chris Keatley(67kg)
Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Peak Dinghy
3 Tim Sadler(79kg)
Chris Keatley(67kg)
Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Peak Dinghy
4 Martin Honnor(80kg)
Gabe Hill(65kg)
Super Spars Super Spars North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Tony Prior
5 Jeremy Stephens(64kg)
Becca Stephens(53kg)
Super Spars Super Spars P&B P&B Milanes Milanes Pyranha
6 Steve Blackburn (68kg)
Tim Brownell(79kg)
Super Spars Super Spars North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Rondar
7 Phil Bevan(76kg)
Laura Bevan(53kg)
Super Spars Super Spars HD Sails HD Sails Milanes Milanes Tony Prior
8 Phil Ford(89kg)
Jane Humpage(60kg)
Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails Milanes Milanes Rondar
9 Darren Roach(75kg)
Hayley Ramadhar(65kg)
allspars allspars North Sails North Sails Milanes JJ James Jarvey
Show news West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
Night-time wind picks up and causes capsizes in the dark
Posted today at 8:10 am
Enterprises at Penarth
Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Round 7
Posted on 11 Sep
Minima Yacht Club Annual Regatta 2019
A good turnout of 24 boats enjoy some classic river sailing
Posted on 3 Sep
Enterprise Scottish National Championships
With the traditional serving of bacon sandwiches at midnight
Posted on 29 Aug
Enterprise National Championships overall
Final nail-biting race at Mount's Bay decides the title
Posted on 11 Aug
Enterprise National Championships day 4
Three races held instead of the lay-day due to big winds forecast
Posted on 8 Aug
Enterprise National Championships day 3
White horses lash across the Mount's Bay
Posted on 7 Aug
Enterprise National Championships day 2
The Waiting Game...
Posted on 6 Aug
Enterprise National Championships day 1
Fleet keen to get on the water at Mount's Bay
Posted on 5 Aug
Enterprise Nationals Runners & Riders
As the fleet enters the stalls at Mount's Bay
Posted on 3 Aug
Enterprise National Championships preview
Mount's Bay to host over 46 boats this weekend
Posted on 29 Jul
Enterprises at Scammonden Water
Gone to the wrong mark? Blame the crew
Posted on 28 Jul
Enterprises at the Tynemouth Regatta
Light winds and a lumpy sea cause some to feel rather ill
Posted on 17 Jul
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul
Enterprises at Barnt Green
6th event in the Midland Area Double Chine series
Posted on 14 Jul
Enterprises at Earlswood Lakes
Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 5
Posted on 4 Jul
Allen Enterprise Masters Championship
Close racing for the 15 boat fleet at Leigh & Lowton SC
Posted on 3 Jul
Enterprises at Midland
Three bullets for Jonathan Woodward and Matt Smith
Posted on 21 Jun
Enterprises at Ogston
Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Round 4
Posted on 12 Jun
Enterprises at London Corinthian
Racing on the Thames, with a seal popping up: fish in its mouth
Posted on 5 Jun
Enterprises at Tamworth
Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 2
Posted on 22 May
Enterprises at Leigh-on-Sea
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
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Enterprise UK Nationals Attendance
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53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Roy Kissick
53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race
© Roy Kissick
Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit Round 7 at Penarth Yacht Club
© Tracey Dunford
Nigel and Andy Bird finish 3rd in the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit Round 7 at Penarth Yacht Club
© Tracey Dunford
Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit Round 7 at Penarth Yacht Club
© Tracey Dunford
Jonathan Woodward & Chris Keatley win the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit Round 7 at Penarth Yacht Club
© Tracey Dunford
Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit Round 7 at Penarth Yacht Club
© Ann Jackson
Enterprises sailing outside the Houses of Parliament
© RYA
Cats paws show the windy patches at the Minima Yacht Club Annual Regatta 2019: Alex Cane's Enterprise heads for the finish in the final race clinching the trophy ahead of John Forbes and (partly hidden) Rob Brignell
© Paul Bloomfield
Sailing Chandlery Enterprise Scottish National Championship prize-winners
© Richard Pryke
The fleet on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Ann and Alan on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Paul and Craig at the prizegiving on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Phil and Jane on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Darren and Hayley on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Nick and Adam Craig on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Winners Paul and Craig on day 5 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
The One Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week
© Peter Mackin
Horning Sailing Club Regatta Week
© Holly Hancock
Callum and Conor on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Ben and Olivia from Parkstone on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Commodore Richard with Joanna the sexy prize presenter on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Phil and Jane with the Jackmans on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Matt and Vicky on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Martin and Gabe on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Richard and Millie on day 4 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay
© Martyn Curnow
Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay day 4
© Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk
Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay day 4
© Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk
Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay day 4
© Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk
Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay day 4
© Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk