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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

Class Secretary

Our existing class secretary, Suzanne Farmer, will be standing down, having spent over a year in the role. We would like to thank Suzanne for her time and efforts in this important role, and are now offering an opportunity for another person to take up the role moving forward. Read More

Girls Sail Training Camp - 7/8 July - Rutland SC

The National Girls Sail residential training camp on 7/8 July at Rutland SC is open for entries. Read More


All you have to do is re-activate an old Topper and you could win a brand new, race ready boat. Read More

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

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From Facebook

Morning all
ITCA GBR need your help. The volunteer who was going to do Bridge at NS4 can no longer attend due to illness (Shingles.)
So are you good on a radio? Do you have a calm voice when communicating with the safety fleet?
If the answer is YES or you have any questions to ask before you say YES then please contact our Events Manager Nerys Chandler on eventsmanager@itca-gbr.co.uk.
Many thanks
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ITCA GBR will be holding a Volunteer Recruitment at NS4. This will take place 30 minutes after sailing has finished on the Saturday. Our aim is to help you understand what volunteer roles there are within the class, what they entail and to answer any questions you may have. These roles include for example Vice Treasurer, Fixtures Secretary, Topper Times Editor, Social Media for our sponsors, Safety Fleet, Event Safety Officer, Bridge, Tally, Safety Fleet, the list could go on.
Please all do come and find out about how you can help.
As others have said it does not have to be all weekend at an event and we know that some of you may have skills elsewhere which may be of use.
We are also constantly looking out for custodians of our three ITCA ribs and the Event trailer which you may be able to assist with moving forwards.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
ITCA GBR Management Team
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