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VOLVO | 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

Former Topper sailor wins America's Cup

2008 Topper World and National Champion Elliot Hanson was part of the Landrover BAR Academy team that won Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda earlier this week Read More

Can you tow an RYA rib to the Nationals?

To ensure that there are enough ribs at the Nationals, we need help transporting an RYA rib to and from Pwllheli Read More

Top Tips for National Events

Top Tips from our Topper parents to help sailors, parents, and supporters enjoy our national events to the full. Read More

AGM and Chairman's Report 2017

The ITCA (GBR) AGM 2017 will be held at the National Series 5 event at Rutland Sailing Club on 17th June. The Chairman's Report is now available. Read More

Sign up now for coach support at the Nationals.

ON-LINE ENTRY STILL OPEN to fill a small number of spaces with coaches for support at this years Topper National Championships. The coach support is being offered to 5.3 and 4.2 sailors, priced at £120 per sailor. Read More


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From Facebook

In case any one was thinking of ordering a t shirt or hoodie for the worlds I have discovered last night that ordering has been closed now for the event, you can still enter though.

Call me old fashioned but with an entry fee of over £200.00 I would have thought one could have been included as part of that.....ho hum.
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We need help transporting an RYA rib to and from Pwllheli

The RYA have kindly agreed to provide 2 ribs for use at the Volvo GJW Direct National Championships. We are still looking for a volunteer to collect one of the ribs from the RYA storage depot near Southampton, tow it to Pwllheli and return it after the Nationals. The Rib trailers will take a Topper. ITCA will pay expenses of up to £250 for the trip. Please email squads@itca-gbr.co.uk if you can help or would like to find out more details.
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