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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Topper News


Latest #SailFromHome timetable for week commencing 8th June Read More

Topper Nationals and NS6 Update

It is with great regret that we are unfortunately cancelling both NS6 and the Nationals. Read More

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How can the ITCA 5.3 Training Team improve your racing performance?

Here’s what one sailor got out of the (slightly curtailed) 2019-20 5.3 squad and, as actions speak louder than words, Lucia just scored her best ever race result at NS1 at Draycote – a 7th in race 3.

Hi, my name is Lucia and I’m currently 16. After two great years of Topper zone squad, I was part of the ITCA 5.3 squad, this past year, and found it to be an incredible and invaluable experience helping me to progress; it prepared me for the expected summer racing. As there were lots of sailors from all over the country, I was able to meet many people and make new friends. We received first-class training from exceptional and motivational coaches. Although we were a large group of around 22 sailors, it felt like all the coaches got to know each individual, in a relatively short space of time, and therefore gave us personalised coaching tips and advice as well as more general feedback. In particular, I found that this really helped to identify and target my personal weaknesses and was key to my improvement. I would wholeheartedly encourage any 15-18 year old 5.3 sailor, who wish to advance with their sailing journey, to apply. In addition, if you’re concerned that being in the squad could interfere with your studies during a crucial school year (I was in Year 11 last year), don’t be worried as it is possible to balance school with sailing.

Entries close at 12:00 Friday, 9th October so… make sure you apply before then!!

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