Welcome to the
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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Who would have thought when we participated in the Topper World Championships in Medemblik, Holland in 2019, that we would sail once a Topper in the High Arctic? Now, finally, even 2 Toppers dinghies have arrived! NoƩ, the initiator of this project, is overjoyed! A Topper is an 11 foot 43 kg (95 lb) sailing dinghy designed by Ian Proctor. He aimed to create a boat that would be easy to race, cheap to build and suitable for all skill levels and ages. The Topper is a one-design boat, which means all Toppers have the same design. It is an official World Sailing Class and the most sustainable sailing dinghy on the planet. A Topper you can easily refurbish many times and can go from generation to generation. We want to thank Roger Proctor and Topper International for their support in making this happen and for donating the 2 Topper dinghies. Next week, we will start regular training sessions in Arctic waters. Though we've mainly spoken of kids sailing them, adults don't be discouraged! The Topper dinghies are also perfect for adults to try out sailing. They offer a unique and fun way to feel the forces of nature. We can't wait to see you all out there on the water!

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Plenty of training and events in all regions of the Uk this weekend and in the near future, check out the website for events in your area.

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Regional racing has started with many more events around the regions in the coming months.
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2021 Topper Events Update

End of Season Championships (NS5) - Rutland Sailing Club - 26-27 June
Planning for this event is proceeding as normal. We hope to be able to open entries on 1 May - entries may be limited. Camping should be available on site - see Rutland SC website to book. More details to follow.

UK National Championships - Ballyholme Yacht Club - 1-6 August
Planning for this event is proceeding as normal with due consideration for any potential COVID restrictions. We hope to be able to publish the NoR shortly, and open entries for the 5.3 and 4.2 fleets on 1 May. Entries will initially be limited, but we intend to increase this limit as restrictions are eased. Initial entry limits will be 100 5.3s and 25 4.2s. More details to follow.

New Event - Carsington Sailing Club (TBC) - 28-30 August (TBC)
We are also working on plans for an exciting new event to take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. This will have a different look and feel and will not be part of the National Series. More details to follow.

GJW Direct Rooster Harken Optimum Time Topper Sailboats Sailingawards Marlow Ropes
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A Fantastic opportunity for Topper sailors.

Marlow Ropes UK Youth Ambassador Programme **APPLICATION EXTENDED UNTIL 5TH APRIL**

This Spring, Marlow Ropes are launching a new UK Youth Ambassador Programme for youth sailors sailing in the following Class Association Organisations:

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Topper
ILCA
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The Ambassador programme is an opportunity for the rising stars of the Class Associations to work with a global Leisure Marine brand who work with some of the top sailing and racing teams in the world. One Youth Ambassador will be selected per class for the duration of one year starting from 15th April 2021.

Full Details:

www.marlowropes.com/applications-are-open-are-you-2021-marlow-ropes-uk-youth-ambassador
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