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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

The ITCA World team is growing. Can you help?

The International Topper Class Association (ITCA) seeks part-time, freelance Secretaries to join the team and help promote the class. Part time flexible working. Read More

Topper sailors discover coaching

Our South East area has run a one day course to introduce the key elements of effective race coaching to national level Topper sailors. Read More

What next after Toppers?

The Optimist Class (IOCA) have kindly invited any Topper sailors that are trying to decide what to sail next, to join them at a Transition Day at the end of November Read More

URGENT - ITCA (GBR) National 4.2 Squad selection

All sailors interested in a place in the ITCA (GBR) National 4.2 Topper squad need to check that their application has been correctly processed by checking the list in this news item Read More


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From Facebook

Check out this new Topper Tips video on using the 6:1 kicker on your Topper. You can find lots more useful tips on our Topper Sailing Videos page here: www.itca-gbr.co.uk/info-zone/topper-sailing-videos/ ... See moreSee less

Check out this new Topper Tips video on how to reef the sail on your Topper correctly. You can find lots more useful tips on our Topper Sailing Videos page here: www.itca-gbr.co.uk/info-zone/topper-sailing-videos/ ... See moreSee less

Check out this new Topper Tips video on how to set up the painter on your Topper. You can find lots more useful tips on our Topper Sailing Videos page here: www.itca-gbr.co.uk/info-zone/topper-sailing-videos/ ... See moreSee less

I shall be looking for volunteers to talk to people visiting the Topper stand at the Dinghy Show on 2nd and 3rd March. Adults and Sailors needed.....let me know if you can help! ... See moreSee less

Change of Class Secretary

Our previous class secretary, Amanda Gwynn, has had to step down from the role.

We are pleased to announce that we have managed to find a replacement for the role, Kathryn Deaton. Kathryn started in November, and has already settled into the role.

Kathryn brings a great deal of class experience with her, having had two sons sail very competitively in the class and go through the squad system.

Please continue to use the same email address and phone number for contacting the Secretary.
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