The Ensign was designed in 1962 by Carl Alberg as a family daysailer and one-design racer. A development of a previous Alberg design called the Electra, this 6.7 m (22.5 ft) fiberglass sloop features a big, deep cockpit, generous displacement and 544 kg (1,200 lb)of internal lead ballast. Although you'll never see an Ensign planing around the buoys, an overlapping genoa and large spinnaker make this 'little big boat' a responsive tactical racer. From the beginning, Class officers have worked to keep the Ensign as close to the original design as possible, with equipment modifications kept to a minimum. As a result, these easy-to-handle boats have held their value and still win races, keeping the class vital and strong.
LOA: 22 ft 6 in (6.8 m)
LWL: 16 ft 9 in (5 m)
Beam: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Hull Weight: 3,000 lb (1360.5 kg)
Sail Area 255 sq. ft (23.6 sq. m)