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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

Sign up now for coach support at the Nationals.

Coach support is available for all sailors who are attending this years Topper National Championships, and who are not being provided with coach support via their national squad. The coach support is priced at £120 per sailor. To ensure that we can book the correct number of ribs and coaches, entry is required as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 31st May. Read More

All Girls Camp at Rutland Sailing Club

There are still a few places left on the All-Girls coaching at Rutland Sailing Club on 10 & 11 June. Read More

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


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Left at the Welsh Topper Championships - one full set of kit, a magic marine polypro/rash vest, a Gill cap and a sleeping bag with tooth brush & tooth paste. ... See moreSee less

Waiting for the wind at the Welsh Topper Championships. ... See moreSee less

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Please remember if you wish to take advantage of the reduced entry fee for this years Nationals @ Pwllheli the cost goes up at 23:59 tonight. Entry is open for 5.3, 4.2 & Regatta Fleet. ... See moreSee less

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