The Ensign Class Association was founded in 1962.
The objectives of the association are:
- To promote and develop Ensign Class racing under uniform rules;
- To rigidly maintain the one-design features of the Ensign;
- To promote use of the Ensign as a family boat for recreational sailing;
- To educate the public, and particularly the youth, in sailing and sailboat racing,
with emphasis on safe boat handling and the use of the proper
and necessary equipment for sailboats.
The Ensign is a great boat, for family sailing, cruising, and for racing...
It's a great looking boat, with classic lines, and a wonderfully large, deep cockpit where passengers feel comfortable, safe, and secure...
It has a sail plan that achieves hull speed in breezes as low as eight to ten knots, and a full keel that delivers performance when the boat is sailed flat, and forgiveness when allowed to heel.
It is a strong, durable boat, affordable to buy and easy to sell.
There are not many designs that get everything so right.
For these reasons, the Ensign, on January 25th, 2002, was the first boat inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame.