Dinghy sailing started to grow in popularity in 1950s. There were three important reasons for this: plywood, newspapers and Jack Holt. In 1956 Holt designed the Enterprise for the News Chronicle, which sponsored and promoted the class.
The pairing of Holt with Barry Bucknall (TV DIY expert) to design the Mirror for the Daily Mirror in 1962 caused sailing to expand at an enormous rate. The Mirror was designed for home building, using mass produced plywood panels, and simple “stitch & glue” construction.

Holt was very prolific and some of his designs are listed below.