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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

Last chance to apply for Topper Squads

Topper squad applications close on the day of the last squad indicator event. For Topper National Squads, this is Sunday 15th September Read More

Important equipment and new rules updates now available

If you are preparing for a major championship this summer, ensure your boat and sail complies with the latest rule updates. Read More

RYA Youth Racing Committee (YRC)

The RYA is looking for people to sit on Youth Racing Committee (YRC) and would welcome applications from Class Associations and their members. Read More

RIB Custodians Needed

Do you fancy looking after a RIB for ITCA and get expenses for taking to events? Read More

UPDATE - Coach support at the Nationals

ITCA (GBR) are pleased to advise that we are able to take more entries for coach support at the National Championships in Largs. Read More


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Evening All
FINAL REMINDER
The entry for NS1 Plymouth Youth Sailing closes tomorrow night (8/9/19) at 23:59.
REMEMBER
If you applying for one of our squads NS1 is the last qualifier event.
Thanks
ITCA-GBR
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Evening All
The Sailing Instructions for NS1 are now available on our event pages for you all to read.
Thanks
ITCA-GBR
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Morning All
The Course Cards for NS1 Plymouth Youth Sailing have been updated and are now available for you all to download and print from the Event Page on our website.
REMINDER TIME
If you have not yet entered for NS1 the online registration closes at 2359 this Sunday 8/9/19.
REMEMBER
For those of you thinking about applying for one of our squads NS1 is the last qualifying event.
LASTLY
Please be patient with Russ Dent during NS1. We know you all have concerns relating to the Lower Mast Foot.

Many thanks
ITCA-GBR

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Please see the following message below from Topper International with regards to the lower mast bung recall.

NOTICE: Product Recall Lower Mast Bung D15/R

Unfortunately, we have had to initiate a product recall for all of the new Lower Mast Bungs supplied and/or fitted by Topper International Ltd between 1st May 2019 and 1st September 2019.

Topper International Ltd have received reports that under certain conditions some plugs have worked loose resulting in insufficient support for the lower mast. If use of the mast continues then failure of the deck moulding may occur.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL LOWER MASTS WITH THE MAST BUNG FITTED ARE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE IMMEDATELY.

IF YOU HAVE A MAST BUNG FITTED YOU ARE AFFECTED.

Urgent action is necessary to prevent any damage to owners Topper hulls.

A stronger replacement part is being urgently prepared by the manufacturer and supplies of this replacement part will begin in days.

REGISTER FOR A REPLACEMENT PART FROM THE MANUFACTURER, TOPPER INTERNATIONAL LTD, BY EMAIL:

info@toppersailboats.com
OR PHONE: +44 1233 629186.

Notice issued 3rd September 2019
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