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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

By Royal appointment

On Friday 24th November our own Sally Dugdale, former Chairman of ITCA (GBR) and now Vice-Chairman Racing, was rewarded for her tireless work in the class and received one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards – RYA Community Awards Outstanding Contribution. Read More

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


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Topper 44980
£800 - Stockport

Blue-hull Topper 44980 for sale, race rigged - excellent control lines, well-maintained boat - new bottom cover, new sail, lightweight trolley. Spares: training sails, bottom mast section, rigged boom. Price: £800. Located in Cheshire. Call Mark 07949 120864 for more info.
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Afternoon all
Still thinking of entering NS2 @ WPNSA then don't delay the entry fee rises again at 23:59 tomorrow night 18/2/18. You can still enter after that until Tuesday 20/2/18 at 23:59.
Sailors please remember the water will be cold so pack plenty of warm clothing. Our Partners #Rooster and #Harken have some excellent kit available.
If you do forget anything, don't worry because WPNSA has a small on site chandlery.
Have a safe journey all to WPNSA and lets keep our fingers crossed for some fantastic sailing weather.
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4.2 squad at Beaver Sailing Club, boats ready to go. ... See moreSee less

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Topper Adjustable Mast & Trailer Board Bracket
£30 - Milton Keynes

Adjustable Mast & Trailer Board Bracket to fit Topper only
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TOPPER 48244
£2,500 - Milton Keynes

Brand new Topper Dinghy, 48244. Still in it's original packaging and boxes from Topper Int'l. Brand new 5.3 rolled sail in bag, 2017 style spars, foils, Harken Race centre main. Also included cover. Buyer to collect. £2,500 ONO.
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