Training Teams

Sailors from the ITCA 5.3 Team training at Weymouth...

As a RYA pathway boat, the Topper Class Association offer a range of opportunities for keen sailors to obtain extra training and support as part of a Topper Training Team. In addition, to the RYA Regional Training Groups (RTG’s), the class run two teams – ITCA (GBR) 4.2 team and the ITCA (GBR) 5.3 & 6.4 team.

The RYA Regional Training Groups are organised by the RYA and selection details will be posted later in the year.

The ITCA (GBR) 4.2 Team is aimed at those smaller sailors who currently sail with the 4.2 rig and there are usually 5 training camps scheduled over the winter months. In order to be eligible sailors normally need to be aged over 10 and under 14 years of age on the 31st December and the suggested weight is between 33 – 45 kg. Alistair Dickson, is the Head Coach and brings to the team great enthusiasm and drive with his years of sports coaching.

The ITCA (GBR) 5.3 & 6.4 Team is for those sailors who currently sail with the 5.3 rig or the new 6.4 rig. Sailors will primarily be aged 14 or over and under 19 on the 31st December. Sally Dugdale is the Head Coach and has worked with the Topper Class Association for many years. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass onto our sailors.


Please see the ITCA (GBR) Topper Teams Selection Policy 2024.

Applications for the 2024/25 ITCA (GBR) 4.2 and ITCA (GBR) 5.3 & 6.4 Teams are now open. To apply, please click on the following link:

All applications for the 2024/25 Topper Teams should be submitted by 12:00 noon on Saturday 8th September 2024. For any queries or further information, please contact [email protected] 



Congratulations to the ITCA 5.3 Training Team for 2023-2024: 

Ava Francis, Fraser Ferguson, Keah Edwards, Sophie Thomas, Isabel Williscroft, Freddie Reeves, Elisabeth Collins, Joshua Blackman Northwood, Tabitha Blackman Northwood and Henry Cruse.




Congratulations to the ITCA 4.2 Topper Training Team for 2023-2024:

Megan Cerrato, Alexander Pemberton, Ollie Rawlings, Lena Tokajuk, Hendricks Long, Kristian Foltys, Ralph Hadley, Jonathan Shields, Holly Williams, Sam Mason, Daniel Cullen, Dylan Cullen, Finley Kirkby, Charlie Turner, Martha Shorter, Finlay Rhodes, James Martin and Eloise Harford Tapp.

Here are a couple of photographs from the first ITCA 4.2 & 5.3 Team training weekend held at WPNSA on 14th & 15th October 2023. 



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