South Bank Sailing Club is running a special Tideway Race for the Enterprise Class on Saturday 11th June. The race will start on the Thames at Putney – where the first Enterprise was built 60 years ago by designer Jack Holt – to a finish line set down the river. A second race sees the fleet race back to Putney, passing under many of the river’s famous bridges and past well-known London landmarks.

Entries are limited to 40 boats, and entry forms are available from the Enterprise Association website at  The entry fee is £15 and this includes pre-race bacon butties, and a post race buffet at South Bank Sailing Club.

South Bank Sailing Club’s Commodore Allan Munro-Faure says the club is looking forward to holding this special anniversary race exclusively for the Enterprise Class. “We held a similar race to celebrate the Enterprise’s 50th anniversary, and we’re delighted to be able to do the same now for the 60th. For safety reasons, we have to restrict the entries to just 40 boats so the entries will be allocated in order of entry form receipt, with a waiting list. Running a race along such a busy river is an exciting challenge, and it’s a race that attracts a lot of attention due to the tricky sailing conditions. The only special requirements we have is that every boat needs to carry a paddle, 20 metre of fixed line and an anchor.”

For more information visit the Enterprise Association website at or email South Bank Sailing Club at

For more information please contact Alice Driscoll, Press Officer, Enterprise Association, Tel 0797 1019377 or by email

For information on the history of the Enterprise Class, see PR01 History of the Class. Historic images of the first Enterprises sailing and pictures of Jack Holt and Beecher Moore are available from Alice Driscoll, or via PPL Media, in a lightbox ‘Enterprise Enterprise Class 60th anniversary’ from this link: