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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

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

RYA Squads – approach to training

Following recent publication of the 2018/19 Topper Squad Notice of Selection, this news item aims to provide some clarity regarding the training plan for next years Topper squads starting in October 2018. Read More

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A timely reminder for those of you travelling to China for the Topper Worlds.
The entry fee for NS1 increases as of 23:59 on Sunday 26th August 2018.
So be prepared, enter now and take advantage of the reduced entry fee.
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ITCA (GBR) added 7 new photos.

Evening All
What a fantastic success the 2018 GJW Direct Topper Nationals held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was.
Our thanks go out to our 5.3 PRO John Bourgoine, 4.2 RO Jim Hackney and Regatta Fleet Chief of Chaos & Fun Arthur Marshall.
There are far to many other individuals to mention for their efforts before and during this event so on behalf of all at ITCA-GBR "thank you one and all."
Thank you all for your pictures and videos you have uploaded to our other facebook page. We could of added a load to this post but instead have chosen to pick a few of yours which we feel captured the spirit of our Nationals.
Once again thanks to all our sponsors:
GJW Direct Rooster Harken Optimum Time Sailing Awards #Clipuk & Topper Sailboats
We look forward to seeing you all at the next event.
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Afternoon all
Entry for the GJW Direct NS1 @ Marconi Sailing Club is now open!!
Those of you who are applying for one of our squads please remember that this is the last qualifying event.
Our Squads administrator Chris Davis will be reminding all of you when these applications need to be submitted by.
Further information will follow shortly re NS1.
Many thanks
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