Eastern Area Racing
Like other areas, ITCA East hosts a number of open one-day racing events each year, which we call Topper Travellers. In recent years we have run both a winter and summer Travellers. Traveller events are ideal to encourage sailors to move beyond racing at just their own club level, and provide the opportunity to race in a larger fleet of Toppers than is the norm at many of our local clubs.
The Travellers are open events hosted for us by the clubs, so they run to the host's usual sailing programme and course, dependent on numbers and conditions. We normally aim for 4 races on the day, with racing starting around 10.30am (depending on tides etc). There will be a sailors' briefing beforehand and you can enter on the day for a fee of about £8-12, but me may also ask you to register your intention to sail at these events online on our events pages.
Our Travellers offer sailors of all levels and experience the chance to compete against some of the best sailors in the region, including those in the various RYA junior squads. We welcome both 5.3 and 4.2 Topper sailors (currently all boats race on the same handicap) and you will be sure of a great racing experience, and the chance to meet other Topper sailors of your age from across the region, and hopefully make new friends too!
Forthcoming Topper Events in the East:
Sat 4th Nov 2017
Topper Open - Club Event
We will finalise the details of our 2018 traveller series and open coaching events with the clubs and coaches in the next month or so, and will publicise details here and via our bulletins as soon as we can. Please do let us know if your club would like to be considered to host one of these events in the future.
If you need any information in the meantime, do not hesitate to e-mail us.
Or find us on Facebook at "East Area Toppers - ITCA East".