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GJW Direct | International Topper Class Association (GBR)

We are proud to be the UK arm of the International Class Association for the Topper sailing dinghy. The Topper is an iconic single handed sailing dinghy that has provided years of pleasure to sailors around the world, with nearly 50,000 boats now sold. From its early days as a family fun boat, a role it still fulfils to perfection, the Topper has evolved to become one of the UKs most popular single handed racing dinghies. Follow the links below to find out more.

Racing and Coaching

As an RYA recognised junior class, Topper racing can be amongst the most varied and competitive in the UK. A class renowned for its friendliness, find out how to race a Topper and join the fun.

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Getting started

Toppers can be found at almost every UK sailing club. With 2 sail choices available, Toppers can now be sailed by everyone from young children through to small adults.

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Toppers near me

ITCA organise training and racing around the UK. With a network of Area Reps, most people will find advice, and fun sailing close to where they live.

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Topper News

Girls Sail

There will be a short presentation on the new Girls Sail programme on Sunday morning during NS2. Please come along and find out how you can get involved. Read More

NS2 Winter Regatta Update

The 2018 Topper Winter Regatta is going ahead this weekend. Click here to read more Read More

Junior Classes Squad Selection Changes

Click to read more about proposed changes to Topper Junior squad selection Read More

By Royal appointment

On Friday 24th November our own Sally Dugdale, former Chairman of ITCA (GBR) and now Vice-Chairman Racing, was rewarded for her tireless work in the class and received one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards – RYA Community Awards Outstanding Contribution. Read More

Helen Evans

At the end of August we learned with great sadness of the death of Helen Evans, former ITCA (GBR) Secretary and ITCA International Secretary. Read More

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From Facebook

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