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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 Nationals runners and riders
Some of the usual suspects are not attending, or may be out of practice
Posted on 15 Aug
Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta
Until you get that finishing bell, nothing is decided
Posted on 15 Aug
2022 Enterprise Northerns at WiSH
Six visitors and seven home boats compete for the title
Posted on 15 Jul
Enterprise Tideway Open
A single class one-design pursuit race? How does that even work?
Posted on 6 Jul
LLSC S2S Dinghy Race - Sunrise to Sunset
Leigh & Lowton's new long-distance race proves a hit!
Posted on 24 Jun
Midland Enterprise Open
Conditions were excellent for the Midland Area Double Chine Series event
Posted on 22 Jun
2022 Allen Enterprise Masters Championship
A fabulous social and racing weekend at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club
Posted on 20 Jun
Big Mark's Big Race at Bassenthwaite
In aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Posted on 9 Jun
Tamworth Enterprise Open
Midland Area Double Chine Series round 3
Posted on 29 May
Enterprises at Silver Wing
Racing for the Just Jane Trophy
Posted on 25 May
Enterprises at Bristol Corinthian
Severnside Series Round 3
Posted on 20 May
Allen Enterprise Inlands 2022 at Ogston
Great to see the blue sails being hoisted at the club
Posted on 6 May
Enterprises at Penarth
Big waves put off some from racing
Posted on 26 Apr
Enterprise Midland Area Championship
National Circuit event held at Middle Nene Sailing Club
Posted on 19 Apr
Barnt Green Enterprise Open
Midland Area Double Chine Series round 1
Posted on 17 Apr
WLYC withdraws the 24 Hour Dinghy Race
Concern about the event's viability in years to come
Posted on 21 Jan
A busy year ahead for Tenby Sailing Club
Including hosting the Firefly, Enterprise and Redwing nationals
Posted on 20 Jan
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 2021
Frensham Pond Enterprise Open
Penultimate Thames Valley Area series event
Posted on 11 Oct 2021
Enterprise Scottish Nationals at St Mary's Loch
Great to welcome many old friends back
Posted on 8 Sep 2021
Minima Yacht Club Regatta 2021
A sailor's delight on the Kingston reach of the Thames
Posted on 7 Sep 2021
Enterprise Northern Series at Scammonden Water
A wind that was switching on and off
Posted on 22 Jul 2021
Enterprises at Barnt Green
The first Midland Area Double Chine open since October 2019
Posted on 24 Jun 2021
Midland SC Enterprise Open
A beautiful, hot, sunny day and gentle breeze welcomed the sailors
Posted on 21 Jun 2021
West Lancs 24 Hour Race 2021 cancelled
The club will concentrate on staging the 2022 race
Posted on 1 Jun 2021
Enterprise Open at Silver Wing
12 boats welcomed for their club's 'Back to Blue' event
Posted on 23 May 2021
Enterprises and Solos at Minima
Team racing sees Twickenham vie with hosts for a firkin of London Pride
Posted on 29 Apr 2021
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
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Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta
© Lucy Burn
Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta
© Lucy Burn
Norfolk Week 2022
© Rosie Gore
Enterprise Tideway Open
© Andrew Molyneux
Enterprise Tideway Open
© Andrew Molyneux
Enterprise Tideway Open
© Andrew Molyneux
Enterprise Tideway Open
© Andrew Molyneux
Enterprise Tideway Open
© Andrew Molyneux
Team Southwell during the Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club S2S Dinghy Race
© Rebecca Fleet
Mike Homer And George Bender during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Martin Davies and Aimee Allsopp during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Martin Davies and Aimee Allsopp during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Mike Homer And George Bender during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Jonathan Woodward / Matt Smith lead Paul Young / Jan Kimber and Martin Davies / Aimee Allsopp during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Oliver Mason and Megan Ward during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Paul Young & Jan Kimber finish 3rd in the Midland Enterprise Open
© Aimee Allsopp
Oliver Mason and Megan Ward during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Paul Young and Jan Kimber during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
David Wheeler and Phil Deeley during the Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Martin Davies & Aimee Allsopp finish 2nd in the Midland Enterprise Open
© Matt Smith
Jonathan Woodward & Matt Smith win the Midland Enterprise Open
© Aimee Allsopp
Midland Enterprise Open
© Dan Barrett
Tight racing in race 4 of the 2022 Allen Enterprise Masters Championship
© Sally Campbell
2022 Allen Enterprise Masters Championship prize winners
© Sally Campbell
Nigel and Andy Bird lead the fleet in race 3 of the 2022 Allen Enterprise Masters Championship
© Sally Campbell
Brave starting in race 4 of the 2022 Allen Enterprise Masters Championship
© Sally Campbell
Mind the cruisers - Border Counties midweek sailing at Chester Sailing and Canoe Club
© PeteChambers@boodogphotography
SESCA Antigua Sailing Day Regatta 2022
© Steve Smith
Big Mark's Big Race at Bassenthwaite
© Nick Smith
Paul Young and Megan Ward finish 3rd in the Tamworth Enterprise Open
© Teresa Culmer
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