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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

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

Y&Y Awards - voting now open

Topper World Champion Scott Wilkinson nominated. Vote here. 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

Topper Taster Days at West Wittering

The Topper Taster Day 6 boat trailer has spent a few very successful weeks at West Wittering SC. Read More

ITCA Ribs urgently need new homes

With sailors moving on to other boats, at least 2 Ribs will require new "custodians" following NS1 in Poole Read More


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Topper dinghy 42046 for sale 900ono
Fast boat ronstan/harken center mainsheet system. Two sails and bags one raceing one training both in good condition race sail always rolled.
Smooth watertight Hull. Almost new under and over cover and Foil and spare bag.
Love this boat will be sad to see it go.
Only reason for sale is that Iv grown to big and heavy for the topper and am moving to a laser. Located in Suffolk
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Richard Dixon shared Dinghy Rope's post to the group: ITCA (GBR) - Toppers in the UK.

Please click on the picture and like/share/comment (don’t forget to follow too)to win 2tickets to the best show in the sailing calendar.
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Let us cheer you up on a rainy Monday. Like, share and comment on this post telling us why you would like 2 tickets to the RYA Dinghy Show. We'll pick one lucky winner on Wednesday morning at 9am.

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TOPPER: boom end fitting, gooseneck, gooseneck & sleeve, upper mast fitting
£5 - Ashford, Surrey

We are selling the last of our topper spares:

BOOM END FITTING: £8 (9 available)
GOOSENECK: £5 (2 available)
GOOSENECK & SLEEVE: £8 (2 available)
UPPER MAST FITTING: £8 (1 available)

P&P for 1 item is £5

WHOLE LOT PRICE: £85 with free P&P

FREE COLLECTION FROM QUEEN MARY SAILING CLUB
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I need to buy a new car. Any tips on smallest engine size (petrol) up to the job of towing a fully laden double stacker (with camping gear on top on occasion). ... See moreSee less

Does anyone have a Dinghy road trailer going spare which could be converted for an RS Aero? I really don’t think this can carry on for much longer! ... See moreSee less

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