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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

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

2019/20 Topper Squads Notice of Selection

The 2019/20 Topper Squads Notice of Selection has now been published on the RYA website Read More

British Youth Sailing Team selected for the 2019 Topper Irish Nationals

The ITCA (GBR) / RYA British Youth Sailing Team for the 2019 Topper Irish National Championships to be held at the Royal North or Ireland Yacht Club, has now been selected. Read More


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Thank you very much to everyone that has volunteered at this year’s NS events.

As the show goes on, we’re looking for more parents to take a turn on the beach, tally, the bridge, safety boats and committee boats.

We also need a new Class Treasurer and 5.3 Course Safety Lead for 2019/2020 and beyond.

So take a look at this silly video that shows how fun and easy it is to get involved - with, sometimes, absolutely no experience of sailing.

Come on down - it’s #YourTurn

Sign-up to get closer to the action at NS6 here:

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Evening all
Many thanks to all of you who attended NS5 Carsington Sailing Club.
We started with too much wind and ended with too little.
Many thanks to our PRO Adrian Stogall, his RO Adam Millington and our 4.2 RO Andy Moore for dealing with some tricky conditions whilst ensuring we offered safe fair racing for all the sailors.
We would like also to thank all of you who volunteered to help at NS5, without you these events simply would not happen, and lastly Russ Dent for all his technical know how and repair genius. We're not sure what he will do if he see's another mast foot...........
Our next event we travelling south to Poole YC on the weekend of 6/7 July. If you have not entered yet you have plenty of time still to do so but remember the entry fee rises at 2359 on 23/6/19
Many thanks
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Well done to our other award-winning sailors in the 5.3 Fleet @ NS5, Carsington

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Well done to our other award-winning sailors in the 4.2 Fleet @ NS5, Carsington

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Congratulations to the top 3 sailors in the 4.2 Fleet at NS5, Carsington.

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