Welcome to the South East Area’s web pages
Our area covers:-
Greater London & the London Boroughs,
East Berkshire (including the unitary authorities of: Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham)
West Sussex (less Chichester Harbour).
South East Area
These pages of the ITCA website are designed to:-
- help you understand and offer support so that you too can feel part of the Topper 'family'
- support you if you are new to the sailing circuit and taking part in Traveller Events or qualifying for a squad place.
- keep you updated with news of events, coaching and results in our area.
- encourage Topper sailors, of all ages, to join in and have some fun!
Our aim is to encourage as many sailors as possible to sail the Topper and support the development of their sailing skills through offering as many opportunities to be coached and to race here in the South East. We are a very friendly area with many families supporting each other both on and off the water. We have many parents that sail and we are keen to offer help if you are a “Non Sailing” parent so you can navigate their way around the boat and the events. We are always keen to welcome new South East sailors to the racing events and coaching days.
Like each of the areas in the ITCA we organise a series of competitive friendly racing events each year across our region these are called the ‘Traveller Series’ we do this with the tremendous support of our local sailing clubs. In addition throughout the winter we also organise several coaching days, which are open to all sailors to come and join in and have some fun. We welcome sailors who sail using either the 5.3 or the 4.2 Topper sails to all of our events.
If you are new to the Topper Circuit, please do contact the SE Area Reps especially if you have any questions or would like some advice. The area has 3 volunteers and their responsibilities are devided as below:
General Support - Charlotte Sword is our SE Area Rep and co-ordinate with ITCA and the team. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Training - James Williamson organises our open coaching and can provide support regarding training queries, competence levels etc. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Administration - Jo Lester provides admin support around our Topper Traveller series, speaking to venues and entry management. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping in Touch
Join our Facebook page Topper (GBR) South East Area
or our WhatsApp “Topper SE Area Group”
to be kept up to date with whats happening in your South East Area.
If you have a sailor active in SE Toppers and wish to be added to our WhatsApp Group, please email either Charlotte or James with your mobile numbers and they will add you to the Group.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list to keep you informed of upcoming events and news, please contact us on the email addresses above. Membership of ITCA is not essential to be on the mailing list and sailors are allowed entry to one Open Coaching meeting before we ask that they join the class.
We use WhatsApp to support our communication at the sailing events particularly amongst parents. This is a very 'chatty' forum where we keep each other up to date with anything from traffic jams on the way to events, urgent requests for help with spares when there has been an equipment failure to announcing race activity or children retiring from the race.