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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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Show news 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
Massive P&B savings coming to an end
Bundle deals for many popular classes!
Posted on 29 Nov 2017
South East Area Enterprise Series 2017
57 different boats compete
Posted on 19 Nov 2017
Enterprise Winter Championship at Northampton
National Circuit finale held last weekend
Posted on 18 Nov 2017
I am not a number
David Henshall looks at dinghy handicapping
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Enterprises at Southport
North West Top Helm event
Posted on 12 Nov 2017
Enterprises at Rudyard Lake
Who had the 'win or swim' attitude?
Posted on 31 Oct 2017
Enterprise South West Areas at Looe
National Champions continue their winning streak
Posted on 21 Oct 2017
Enterprises at Emberton Park
Midland Area Double Chine series round 7
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Enterprises at Frensham Pond
Increased fleet size for penultimate SE Area Open
Posted on 10 Oct 2017
Two more entertaining reports win
In Henri Lloyd Report of the Month
Posted on 9 Oct 2017
Noble Enterprise Youth Nationals
Including a great day of coaching at Bristol Corinthian
Posted on 29 Sep 2017
Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend
Perfect weather conditions on Hoveton Little Broad
Posted on 25 Sep 2017
Enterprises at Chester
Entertaining, challenging and testing
Posted on 18 Sep 2017
Minima Regatta 2017
Full range of sailing conditions at Kingston
Posted on 5 Sep 2017
Allen Enterprise Nationals at Abersoch overall
Competitive on the water and social off it
Posted on 19 Aug 2017
Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week final report
A range of conditions for the second half of the event
Posted on 15 Aug 2017
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Enterprise UK Nationals Attendance
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Ann Jackson and Alan Skeens win the Enterprise Eastern Area Championship at Leigh-on-Sea
© Liz Noblet
Ian and Sue Simpson take third at the Enterprise Eastern Area Championship at Leigh-on-Sea
© Liz Noblet
Phil Dowsett and Harry Wright are second at the Enterprise Eastern Area Championship at Leigh-on-Sea
© Liz Noblet
Paul Young and Megan Ward finish 3rd in the Midland SC Enterprise Open
© Claire Taylor
Martin Davies and Aimee Allsopp finish 2nd in the Midland SC Enterprise Open
© Mike Homer
Jonathan Woodward and Jan Kimber win the Midland SC Enterprise Open
© Mike Homer
Paul Young and Megan Ward finish 3rd in the Midland SC Enterprise Open
© Mike Homer
Martin Davies and Aimee Allsopp finish 2nd in the Midland SC Enterprise Open
© Claire Taylor
Jonathan Woodward and Jan Kimber win the Midland SC Enterprise Open
© Claire Taylor
West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta
© Dave Porter
West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta
© Dave Porter
Allen Enterprise Masters Championship at West Lancs
© Dave Porter
Allen Enterprise Masters Championship at West Lancs
© Dave Porter
Allen Enterprise Masters Championship at West Lancs
© Dave Porter
Very light winds for the Tamworth Enterprise Open
© Tamworth SC
Nigel Allso and Kate Brazier win the Tamworth Enterprise Open
© Tamworth SC
Nigel Allso and Kate Brazier roll tacking during the Tamworth Enterprise Open
© Tamworth SC
Martin Davies & Neil Turnbull lead Paul Young & Evan Base during the Tamworth Enterprise Open
© Tamworth SC
Earlswood Lakes Enterprise Open
© Perry Clarke
Earlswood Lakes Enterprise Open
© Perry Clarke
Richard and Amelia Pryke win the Earlswood Lakes Enterprise Open
© Jennifer Foort
The commodore Sue Stewart cooking lunch during the Earlswood Lakes Enterprise Open
© Perry Clarke
Martin Davis and Angie Bates finish second in the Earlswood Lakes Enterprise Open
© Jennifer Foort
Enterprise open meeting at London Corinthian
© Caroline Simonds
Enterprise open meeting at London Corinthian
© Liz St Clair
2018 Allen Enterprise Inlands at Blithfield
© Tracy Smith
Jeremy & Becca Stephens win the 2018 Allen Enterprise Inlands at Blithfield
© Ent Association
2018 Allen Enterprise Inlands at Blithfield
© Tracy Smith
2018 Allen Enterprise Inlands at Blithfield
© Vanessa Paschke
2018 Allen Enterprise Inlands at Blithfield
© Tracy Smith