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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

Y&Y Awards - voting now open

Topper World Champion Scott Wilkinson nominated. Vote here. Read More

Helen Evans

At the end of August we learned with great sadness of the death of Helen Evans, former ITCA (GBR) Secretary and ITCA International Secretary. Read More

Topper Taster Days at West Wittering

The Topper Taster Day 6 boat trailer has spent a few very successful weeks at West Wittering SC. Read More

ITCA Ribs urgently need new homes

With sailors moving on to other boats, at least 2 Ribs will require new "custodians" following NS1 in Poole Read More

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


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From Facebook

For Sale: new parts found in forgotten tool box:
- 4 x new bungs. £4 each. RRP £6 each;
- Rooster multi purpose gadget bag. Used. £10. RRP £15;
- 2 x new daggerboard elastic clip. £1 each. RRP £2.56;
- Large and medium bobbles for halyard loops etc. New. £1 each. RRP £2 each;
- 2 x mast head fittings for web strap sails. New. £3.50. RRP £5;
- 2 x mast stop rings. Used. £2 for both. RRP £5.75;
- 2 x mast plugs. New. £2.50 each. RRP £3.99 each;
- 2 x mastgate lanyard & toggles. New. £4.50 each. RRP £6.50;
- 1 x halyard loop. New. £6. RRP £12;
- 1 x traveller cleat. £6. RRP £8.50;
- Red burghee for top of mast. New. £5. RRP £7.50;
- 2 x Rooster Sail Tidy size small for Topper sails. New. £3 each. RRP £5 each;
- 2 x nylon bushes for rudder stock. £4 pair. RRP £6.
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We have a new topper and the dagger board is very stiff and my son is having a lot of difficulty pulling it up and down - what can we do ? Obviously it will loosen over time but we need something for now. ... See moreSee less

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We’re looking for a sailing compass - ideally with but if not without a bracket to attach it to the mast. Let me know if you’ve got one you’d be prepared to sell on! Thanks. ... See moreSee less

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