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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 Youth Nationals Update

Enter the Youth Nationals by 17th March to avoid a late entry charge Read More

Topper #mydinghytribe photo competition winners

In order to support and promote the #mydinghytribe theme for the 2019 RYA Dinghy Show which celebrates our dinghy sailing communities and the diversity in our sport , the International Topper National Girls Squad (the Squad Sisters) have been busy with face paint and created their own dinghy tribal decorations to take part in the Topper ‘quick fire’ photo competition. Read More

Attention All Topper Sailors and Shore Crew

The GB Topper Class Association (ITCA-GBR), are keen to gain your views about the class and its activities. Read More

Topper ‘Generation Tour’ 2019 kicks off at the RYA Dinghy Show

At this year’s RYA Dinghy Show ITCA (GBR) and Topper International Limited will be launching the Topper ‘Generations Tour’ 2019. Book your place now! Read More

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From Facebook

ITCA-GBR need your help.
We are still short of a couple of volunteers for MS3 this weekend at Datchet Water Sailing Club.
Help is required with the following:
2 people for registration Saturday Morning
1 person to go on the Committee Boat on Sunday
1 person to help with Tally on Sunday.
If you can help with any of the above please comment below.
Unfortunately if we can not find volunteers for the above then the event will be delayed until all volunteer roles are occupied.
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Afternoon all,
The Sailing Instructions for NS3 at Datchet Water SC have been uploaded to the event page for you all to download and read.
If you have not yet entered NS3 then you have until 23:59 on Tuesday 19/3/19 to do so by.
Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to help at NS3 however we still need help with the following roles:
Registration 2 helpers required Saturday morning
Bridge 2 helpers both days (plenty of tea/coffee supplied)
Tally 2 Helpers for Sunday
Committee Boat 2 helpers for Saturday, a fantastic way to watch the racing.
And lastly for the 4.2 fleet a Safety Boat Crew required for both days.
If you can help with any of the above please comment on this post.
We want to offer safe racing for all your sailors. We can not do so without your help. If we can not fulfil these roles then we will not launch any fleet so please help out.
Kind regards
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Final Reminder Time.....
The entry fee for NS3 aT Datchet Water SC goes up tonight at 2359. So if you still have not entered save yourself some money and sign up before then.
See you all there.....
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Afternoon All
We hope you all have a good weekend out sailing on your boats but don’t forget about the increase in the event entry fee for NS3 tomorrow at 23:59.
So if you have not already entered please do so ASAP. You can still enter up until midnight on Tuesday 19/3/19 but it will cost you more.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
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