1977-1980: Designed by Olin Stephens with David Pedrick as “improved” Courageous for the 23rd America’s Cup, skippered by Lowell North. She was altered in 1979 and was trial horse to Freedom in 1980. She won the Lipton Memorial Trophy (NYYC) in 1977 and the Caritas Cup (NYYC) in 1977 and 1980.
1981-1995: In 1981 Enterprise was purchased by the Italian Challenge a for $300,000 as trail horse to Azzurra. In 1986 she was sold again to the Challenge France as trail horse to French Kiss. Due to financial problems, Enterprise was seized and later purchased by Chantiers Trehard.
1996: Purchased by Antibes Marine Chantiers, home port Antibes, she underwent a complete restoration and starting racing again in 2000.
200?-2017: Jan Slee purchased Enterprise and brought her back to Newport, RI where she raced several seasons.
2017: Purchased by Timothy Rutter, Enterprise is undergoing a complete refit and is expected to return to racing in Newport for the 2018 season.
2018: Donated to US Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation
2019: Chartered by Clay & Nancy Deutsch, placed second in the Modern Division at 2019 12mR World Championship
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|International Rule||THIRD Rule-AC|
|Designer||Sparkman & Stephens|
|Builder||Minneford Yacht Yard Inc.|
|Hull ID Number||design #: 2270|
|First Owner||The Maritime College of Fort Schuyler Foundation|
|First Sail Number||US-27|
|Original Homeport||New York, NY|
|Current Status / Condition||sailing|
|Current Owner||United States Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation|
|Length Overall||20.15 m.|
|Length Waterline||13.41 m.|
|Sail Area||168 sq. m.|