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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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Show news Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away
'Running Girl' pulled the kite up so fast you'd wonder if it was electric
Posted on 15 Oct
Frensham Pond Enterprise Open
Penultimate Thames Valley Area series event
Posted on 11 Oct
Enterprise Scottish Nationals at St Mary's Loch
Great to welcome many old friends back
Posted on 8 Sep
Minima Yacht Club Regatta 2021
A sailor's delight on the Kingston reach of the Thames
Posted on 7 Sep
Enterprise Northern Series at Scammonden Water
A wind that was switching on and off
Posted on 22 Jul
Enterprises at Barnt Green
The first Midland Area Double Chine open since October 2019
Posted on 24 Jun
Midland SC Enterprise Open
A beautiful, hot, sunny day and gentle breeze welcomed the sailors
Posted on 21 Jun
West Lancs 24 Hour Race 2021 cancelled
The club will concentrate on staging the 2022 race
Posted on 1 Jun
Enterprise Open at Silver Wing
12 boats welcomed for their club's 'Back to Blue' event
Posted on 23 May
Enterprises and Solos at Minima
Team racing sees Twickenham vie with hosts for a firkin of London Pride
Posted on 29 Apr
Thames Valley Area Enterprise Series 2020
Four meetings were planned in this truncated season
Posted on 7 Nov 2020
Looe Sailing Club Enterprise Mini-Series
Thrills, spills topped off by a final race nail-biter
Posted on 2 Nov 2020
Enterprises at Frensham Pond
Sharing the water with the GP14s and Larks
Posted on 14 Oct 2020
West Lancashire YC 24 Hour eRace
No competitor felt cold or wet when capsizing in a brief squall at 2am
Posted on 24 Sep 2020
Minima Annual Regatta
First club in this neck of the Thames to hold a regatta during COVID
Posted on 7 Sep 2020
Entries now open for Virtual 24 Hour eRace
West Lancashire Yacht Club's eSailing alternative to be held on 19-20 September
Posted on 10 Jul 2020
The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 3
More great capsizes, close calls and leaps over the side
Posted on 8 Jun 2020
West Lancs 24 Hour Race goes online for 2020
The 54th edition was scheduled to take place on 19th & 20th September
Posted on 22 May 2020
The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 2
Mark-rounding chaoes, missed toe-straps and capsizes galore!
Posted on 29 Mar 2020
The best of the last 10 years at Looe Sailing Club
Must-watch video with start line chaos, massive waves, crazy capsizes and mast failures!
Posted on 23 Mar 2020
NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders announced for 2020
Representing a broad cross section across dinghy classes
Posted on 3 Mar 2020
Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit
Almost 70 Enterprises made entries at the eight events
Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Enterprise Winter Championship at Northampton
Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Final
Posted on 6 Nov 2019
Thames Valley Area Enterprise Series 2019
Open meetings at nine clubs and 48 different boats compete
Posted on 4 Nov 2019
Enterprises at Nottingham
Midland Area Double Chine Series 2019 finale
Posted on 29 Oct 2019
Tips for sailing with a young crew
What is different when racing with kids between the age of 6 and 12
Posted on 25 Oct 2019
Enterprises at Papercourt
A warm welcome and tight, tactical racing
Posted on 21 Oct 2019
Enterprises at Emberton Park
Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 7
Posted on 20 Oct 2019
Enterprise Packard Cup at Frensham
Final Thames Valley Area meeting in the series
Posted on 11 Oct 2019
Enterprises at Looe
Jackman brothers show great pace to win
Posted on 9 Oct 2019
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Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash
© Brian Herring
Enterprise Scottish Nationals at St Mary's Loch
© SMLSC
Enterprise Scottish Nationals at St Mary's Loch
© SMLSC
Enterprise Scottish Nationals at St Mary's Loch
© SMLSC
Class winner Ed Mayley (20613) just has his bow in front of second placed Alex Cane (21439), in a crowded run up the east bank of the Thames at the Minima Regatta
© Rob Mayley
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Bala
© Colin Bosomworth
Enterprise Northern Series at Scammonden Water
© SWSC
Enterprise Northern Series at Scammonden Water
© SWSC
Gordon and Rose Padmore finish 2nd in the Barnt Green Enterprise Open
© Matthew Brown Photography
Paul Young and Jan Kimber win the Barnt Green Enterprise Open
© Matthew Brown Photography
2nd place Jim and Stanley Sawle at the Midland Enterprise Open
© Laura Rhodes
3rd Place Richard and Charlotte Adams at the Midland Enterprise Open
© Laura Rhodes
Overall winners Jonathan Woodward and Jenny Chen-Androni at the Midland Enterprise Open
© Laura Rhodes
Jonathan Woodward and Jenny Chen-Androni during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
Jim and Stanley Sawle during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
Richard and Charlotte Adams during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
Close racing during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
The fleet head downwind during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
David Wheeler and Natallia Orgonova during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
Oliver and Ella Mason during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Naomi Guest
60th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
© Holly Hancock
Alan Woodford with the Just Jane Trophy during the Silver Wing Enterprise Open
© Phil Bergquist
Silver Wing Enterprise Open
© Phil Bergquist
Silver Wing Enterprise Open
© Phil Bergquist
Silver Wing Enterprise Open
© Phil Bergquist
Silver Wing Enterprise Open
© Phil Bergquist
Silver Wing Enterprise Open
© Phil Bergquist
Silver Wing Enterprise Open prize giving
© Phil Bergquist
Port of Plymouth Sailing Association Thursday Evening Dinghy Series day 1
© Nicola Davies
Enterprise Thames Valley Area Championship
© Chris Rowsells
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