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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


All you have to do is re-activate an old Topper and you could win a brand new, race ready boat. Read More

Girls Sail

There will be a short presentation on the new Girls Sail programme on Sunday morning during NS2. Please come along and find out how you can get involved. Read More

NS2 Winter Regatta Update

The 2018 Topper Winter Regatta is going ahead this weekend. Click here to read more Read More

Junior Classes Squad Selection Changes

Click to read more about proposed changes to Topper Junior squad selection Read More

By Royal appointment

On Friday 24th November our own Sally Dugdale, former Chairman of ITCA (GBR) and now Vice-Chairman Racing, was rewarded for her tireless work in the class and received one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards – RYA Community Awards Outstanding Contribution. Read More

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From Facebook

Following the Topper Sailboats "Activate your Topper" video posted a few weeks ago, our centre was donated a Yellow topper. Pictures show how easy it is to make an old Topper look newer. This boat was used by a TICA member in 1981 and has a sticker for 1977. ... See moreSee less

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Gavin Homer shared his post to the group: ITCA (GBR) - Toppers in the UK.

Can post folded at cost or maybe able to deliver to a national ranker or youth nationals
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topper main for sail. £75 Ideal as a training sail . It was new for the 2016 worlds and has been used at the 2016 worlds nats /5 national rankers and the 2015/2016 scottish travellers. Looking for £75. Can deliver if required to the academy this weekend or to the springs.

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Gavin Homer shared his post to the group: ITCA (GBR) - Toppers in the UK. ... See moreSee less

topper main only used for worlds and nationals .£140 Can deliver to the academy at DBSC this weekend or to springs in April

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Topper Bottom Cover
£85 - Lostock, Bolton

Topper Bottom Cover (Banks) - Breathable - new , only used once - undamaged (cost new £144)
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