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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

2017/18 Squad Application Update

Links are now available on the RYA website for online applications to Zone, Junior and Youth Squads. 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

Nearly New Sailing Kit Sale at the Topper Nationals

There will be a sale of nearly new sailing kit in the hanger area at Plas Heli on Tuesday 8th August between 10:30 and 16:30. 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

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From Facebook

Sian Pearce shared Dinghy Rope's post to the group: ITCA (GBR) - Toppers in the UK.

Just a big thanks to everyone who made our Summer East Area Champs at Marconi Sailing Club such a great day on Saturday. And to Dinghy Rope for sponsoring the prizes. www.facebook.com/DinghyRope/posts/1180391262065696
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Breezy day for the Dinghy Rope Topper Eastern Summer Championships.

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Using the power of sailor post, would anyone be able to collect a new 4.2 sail for me in Poole and bring it to any of the North Zone selection events? Please PM, thanks. ... See moreSee less

A bit of a long shot, but we have just been sorting out all of the Topper kit and realised that we have come home from Pwllheli without a downhaul and possibly lost this on the boat park whilst packing up last Friday. It was supposed to go into a bag, and was apparently put on top, and we think that it probably slipped off whilst we were rolling the sail in the rain and wind!
It has a yellow spliced rope on the top section, and then flecked black and white for the lower section. We have contacted the sailing academy at Pwllheli, but if you know of its whereabouts we would be very grateful to hear from you. Thank you :)
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Gill Drysuit for sale size junior small. No leaks and was great for winter training. Comes with the fleece onesie to wear underneath. Can be delivered to NS1, £50 ONO. Let me, Sharon Albone, or Paul Albone know if you are interested. ... See moreSee less

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