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 weigh 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 15 or over and under 19 on the 31st December 2021. 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.
The applications are now open for the 2021/22 season and applications should be submitted before 12 noon on 3rd September 2021.