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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

Important equipment and new rules updates now available

If you are preparing for a major championship this summer, ensure your boat and sail complies with the latest rule updates. Read More

RYA Youth Racing Committee (YRC)

The RYA is looking for people to sit on Youth Racing Committee (YRC) and would welcome applications from Class Associations and their members. Read More

RIB Custodians Needed

Do you fancy looking after a RIB for ITCA and get expenses for taking to events? Read More

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


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NATIONALS MOTIF COMPETITION TIME
This was due to be launched at NS2.
We want you to design the Motif used for the Nationals Clothing and Coasters.
The winner receives free entry into the GJW Direct Nationals 2020 WPNSA.
Rules:
Only those entering the Nationals may enter this competition.
Entries must be handed in to the Race Office no later than 1200 on the Saturday of NS3.
Designs must be on A4 paper.
Please write your championship number only on the back of your design not your name.
Unfortunately we can not accept entries via email.
Should you be unable to attend NS3 but wish to enter. Please comment on this post and we will private message you with the address to post your entry to.

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY
The winner will be announced at NS3's Prizegiving
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For those of you that wondering how the wind is at WPNSA have a look at the following link: weatherfile.com/location?loc_id=GBR00006 ... See moreSee less

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NS2 UPDATE NS2 CANCELLED
ITCA-GBR has taken the difficult decision to cancel NS2 this weekend due to the forecast.
We believe it is unsafe for you to sail in, our Race Management & Safety team to operate in.
We also are aware of the potential dangers you all face travelling to and from this event.
All entrants will receive a full refund via PayPal. If you have not received your refund by Friday 6th March 2020 please email secretary@itca-gbr.co.uk
All emails relating to NS2 refunds will not be replied to before this date.
ITCA-GBR are looking at the calendar to see if NS2 can be rescheduled for later in the year. We will keep you updated on this.
Whilst we appreciate that some of you may have accommodation booked which is non refundable we hope you all appreciate that this decision has been made for all the right reasons.
Many thanks
ITCA-GBR
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NS2 Update
The ITCA-GBR Racing Committee have held there meeting tonight and are meeting again in 24hrs time when they will make a final decision on the status of NS2.
They are fully aware of the increasing forecast which have been published today on several weather websites.
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Topper Reactivation Competition

Reactivate an old International Topper and you could win a free, brand new boat worth £3,195 Inc vat (excluding trolley and cover) for your club or centre.

If you want to see how it can be done and for any advice, visit us on stand C58 at the RYA Dinghy Show on 29th February – 1st March
Proud to be supported by GJW Direct Harken Rooster #OptimumTime
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