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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

Topper Short Films: Stage 5 - Reactivate

In this final short film of the series, sailors talk about the unique ‘bullet proof’ features of the Topper, its sustainable credentials and the ability for older boats to be easily reactivated into top flight racing boats again. Read More

Topper Short Films: Stage 4 - Perfect

Ian Walker, RYA Race Director, Olympic medallist and Volvo Ocean Race winner, talks about the Topper’s role in helping to produce some of the best sailors in the world. Read More

Topper Short Films: Stage 3 - Develop

Colin Bristow, former Chair of ITCA (GBR), talks about the role of ITCA (GBR), widely known as the ‘Friendly Class’. Read More

Topper Short Films: Stage 2 - Learn

Helena Luca, Olympic Gold medallist, talks about the fantastic role the Topper plays in learning to sail and race, the various rigs and Jets training. Read More

Topper Short Films: Stage 1 - Dream

Roger Proctor, son of the designer Ian Proctor, talks about the original Topper vision, history, design pedigree and it's relevance in developing world class sailors today. Read More


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Evening all.
REMINDER TIME
Not entered this years GJW Direct Topper Nationals at Largs Sailing Club???
Well do not leave it to late.......
The entry fee increases next Sunday 19/5/19 @ 2359.
You will still be able to enter after this but it will cost you a bit more..........
We will notify you all when the link for the Event clothing is active, so you can order yours.
These items will be delivered to Largs SC, then available collection from the race office on the Saturday.
Many thanks
ITCA-GBR
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Join the next Topper generation! In this final short film of the series, sailors talk about the unique ‘bullet proof’ features of the Topper, its sustainable credentials and the ability for older boats to be easily reactivated into top flight racing boats again.

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Join the next Topper generation! In this final short film of the series, sailors talk about the unique ‘bullet proof’ features of the Topper, its sustainable...

In the fourth video in this series of short films about the Topper, Ian Walker, RYA Race Director, Olympic medallist and Volvo Ocean Race winner, talks about the Topper’s role in helping to produce some of the best sailors in the world. Ian also highlights how many of the current British Sailing Team, and himself, have come out of Toppers.

Remember to watch out for the final film in this series next week.

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In the fourth video in this series of short films about the Topper, Ian Walker, RYA Race Director, Olympic medallist and Volvo Ocean Race winner, talks about...

And more... prize winners from NS4, the 2019 Inland Championships.

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