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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

What next after Toppers?

The Optimist Class (IOCA) have kindly invited any Topper sailors that are trying to decide what to sail next, to join them at a Transition Day at the end of November Read More

URGENT - ITCA (GBR) National 4.2 Squad selection

All sailors interested in a place in the ITCA (GBR) National 4.2 Topper squad need to check that their application has been correctly processed by checking the list in this news item Read More

6:1 Kicker Update

Topper International have developed a new 6:1 kicker. ITCA World are progressing a change to include this in the class rules. Until the rules are changed the 6:1 kicker can be used for training, but it cannot be used for racing. Read More

RYA Squads - Physical Profiling Update

The RYA will no longer conduct Physical Profiling at Junior level Read More

Transitioning to a 29er? Looking for a team mate?

If you are thinking about transitioning to a 29er and are looking for the perfect team mate, the 29er Class can help you. Read More


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