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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

RYA Squads - Physical Profiling Update

The RYA will no longer conduct Physical Profiling at Junior level Read More

Transitioning to a 29er? Looking for a team mate?

If you are thinking about transitioning to a 29er and are looking for the perfect team mate, the 29er Class can help you. Read More

Applying for Topper Squad - process update

Guidance on the process to follow when applying for RYA Junior Topper Squads, ITCA National 5.3 and 4.2 squads and Topper zone squad can be found here. Read More

Applying for RYA Junior squads

Detail of how to apply for RYA Junior squads are now available Read More


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ITCA (GBR) shared Topper Sailboats's post.

At long last, the new 6:1 kicker has been released. Please contact Topper Sailboats to order yours.
Further new products will be available soon.
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Here it is .The newly approved Topper 6.1 kicker upgrade is available to be collected at the Southampton Boat Show . We have a limited number at a special price. Mail order will be available shortly after the show ends. (Only the upgrade supplied by Topper will be class legal)

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Morning all
What a fantastic event NS1 @ Marconi Sailing Club was. Our first visit there for a National Event and what brilliant hosts.
Some fantastic sailing with some challenging extras to think about, tide and current.
Thanks to our 5.3 PRO Graham Louth & 4.2 RO Paul Jackson for their sterling work on both course's. All our volunteers that helped on the water and ashore. We can not hold these events without your help.
To our sponsors GJW Direct Harken Rooster Optimum Time Sailing Awards Topper Sailboats thank you for your constant support.
Russ Dent thanks for all the work you do keeping the sailors boats in top condition.
As announced at NS1 we are holding a special event at Draycote Water Sailing Club on the weekend of 3/4 November 2018. Only open to 90 sailors 5.3 & 4.2 this will be a fun event involving coaching and different types of racing. We have also invited a few other classes along so you can try out some other boats.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Many thanks
ITCA-GBR
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Afternoon all
This weekend we all meet up again for the GJW Direct NS1 @ Marconi Sailing Club.
A new venue for some of us, others may have ventured there before.
The online entry for this event closes tomorrow evening (4/9/18) @ 23:59. So if you have not already entered please do not delay.....
We still require the following volunteers to help at NS1:
2 people for registration Saturday morning 0900 - 1000
1 person to help with Bridge both days
4.2 Beachmaster for Saturday
1 person First Aid Shore on Saturday
1 person to help with the 4.2 safety fleet on Saturday.
Please remember that unless we find volunteers for these key roles we will not be able to offer safe racing for our competitors. So if you can help with these roles please contact your Area rep or comment on this post.
Many thanks
ITCA-GBR
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Sailing Instructions for the GJW Direct NS1 Marconi Sailing Club have today been uploaded to the event details of NS1.
There is also a supplementary Course Card for the 5.3 & 4.2 fleets. This is because Marconi provides certain challenges for our PRO and Mark Layers to ensure we offer fair and equal racing for all.
Please ensure you all print of both copies of this extra course card ready for NS1.
Many thanks
ITCA-GBR
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