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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 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

Topper Irish Nationals 2019

Topper Irish Nationals 2019. The Notice of Selection for the team to be sent to this event is available on the RYA website. Read More

RYA Youth Nationals Update

Enter the Youth Nationals by 17th March to avoid a late entry charge Read More

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Morning all.

We now only need one more volunteer to help at NS4 and we will be able to launch the fleets on schedule.
The 4.2 fleet Committee Boat requires a helper for Sunday. Please comment below if you can do this duty.
We do not want to delay launch on the Sunday for all fleets, but will if required.

Reminder time:
Nationals Motif Competition closes at 1200 on the Saturday of NS4. The prize is free entry to this years Nationals. Entries on A4 paper with your Champ No only written on the rear. Winner announced at NS4 Prize Giving.

For those of you stopping on site at GWSC in a Motorhome or tent the club are arranging an evening meal on the Saturday night. Details available from the galley Saturday morning.

Lastly the Topper Repair God that is known as Russ Dent will be at NS4. If you need any parts or advice please contact him direct.

Many thanks
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Evening all
Many thanks to all of you that have stepped up and volunteered to help at NS4.
We are now only two volunteers short for the 4.2 fleet.
Help required with the following:
Safety Boat Crew on the Saturday.
Committee Boat Helper on the Sunday.
The event volunteers page has been closed so if you can help with either of these please either comment below or contact our Safety Lead Steve Chandler direct.
Many thanks
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Morning all
The online volunteers sign up page for NS4 is being removed from our website today.
This is due to changes within our safety plan for the event.
Any names added to this after 09:30 today will not be valid.
We will notify you all this evening of the last few volunteer roles we need to cover.
Many thanks
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