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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

Ian Walker lands top job at the RYA

Many congratulations to Ian Walker MBE, who has just been appointed as the RYA’s Director of Racing. Read More

Notice of Selection now on the RYA website

The Rya have now published the Notice of Selection for 2017/18 Topper UKJS and UKIJS. In addition the Notice of Selection for the Irish Nationals 2017 has been updated. Read More

Accommodation for 2017 Inland Championships at Grafham

Grafham Water Centre are able to offer bed and breakfast for Friday and Saturday nights of the Inland Championships. Read More

Volunteer needed to look after ITCA rib

We urgently need a new custodian for one of the ITCA ribs. This involves taking the rib to events in return for which a mileage allowance will be paid. If you think that you may be able to help, click for details. Read More

'How do you Measure Up?' - Competition winner announced

The lucky winner is Johnny Woolgar of Papercourt Sailing Club. A top coach will be visiting Papercourt with three race ready Toppers and train Johnny and two other sailors from the club for a day. Read More

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From Facebook

Laser Radial 209189
$3,990 - Dundee

Hi guys some of you might remember me from topper days,
Sadly it's now time for my trusty steed Fred to move on to a new home,
He comes fully ready to go and has only been sailed 4 weekends since July 2016. Bought new in August 2015 he was my race boat so was only used for qualifiers, youths, worlds, youth squad camps and the occasional Scottish traveller.
The boat comes with;
-1 very good race sail only used for two regattas
-Zhik toestrap
-race controls
-XD tiller and extension
-full set of covers and spars and foil bags
-very good condition foils with only slight well done repair to daggerboard tip
-full set of spars
-hull in very good condition with only tiny gel coat patch above gunnel
-collapsible aluminium trolley ideal for travelling

Also selling brand new laser performance undercover still in box for £180 +PP

I can deliver the boat or cover to the ETs next weekend or if that's not suitable other arrangement can me made,
If you are interested please contact me at 07449 073359 or drop me an email at anmast00@gmail.com
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Does anyone know of a car hire company which has cars with tow bars? My car has broken down, there's a slim chance it might get fixed tomorrow but I'm in need of a back up plan to get from Plymouth to Grafham with 2 Toppers. Thanks ... See moreSee less

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