The Topper dinghy is widely used for racing, but it has also gained popularity as a boat in which to learn how to sail. At 11' the Topper is transportable by car, and the mast splits into two sections, allowing the spars to be stored and transported.
Despite the longevity of the design, the Topper Class remains one of the fastest growing classes in the UK. The Topper class is a full ISAF International Class. Over 350 boats attended the most recent UK Nationals and Inland Championships. Every year there is also a World Championships - 200 boats competed at the Topper Worlds in 2011. One of the classes favorite venues is Lake Garda where for the first time ever the competition was held in consecutive years in 2006/07. The Topper Class consistently has the highest turnouts at the RYA Zone Championships and the highest percentage of RYA Transitional Youth Squad members. Most 'GB Young Sailor of the Year' nominations in recent years have come from within the Topper Class. The RYA recognise the Topper Class as the most successful "pathway" class.
Last updated 20:43 on 22 March 2021