The Friendly Racing Class
The Topper offers a phenomenal race and training scene. The Topper Class is fun and friendly but competitive, and is responsible for developing some of the best young sailors in the world! But, the Class not only produce exceptional sailing talent, they also help sailors acquire key life skills to help them fulfil their true potential including independence, confidence, team work and physical fitness. For more info on the Topper Racing Class, visit http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/youth-junior/Pages/hub.aspx and https://www.itca-gbr.co.uk
The RYA’s British Youth Sailing programme is the envy of the world! And the Topper is an integral part of the programme that gives young dinghy sailors the best possible opportunity to develop their racing talent towards Olympic Class sailing. The Topper 4.2 is the ideal introduction to racing for smaller lightweight sailors from age 9 (35kgs) up. The Topper 4.2 offers the perfect pathway into the Topper 5.3 and then beyond into Classes such as the Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser or 29er. Rio Olympic Gold medallist Giles Scott is yet another excellent example of young sailors following the Topper pathway with great success.
Perfect for beginners and families
Whilst the Topper is now predominantly a racing class it offers so much more than that. The Topper is so simple, safe and stable that it inspires confidence in young or novice sailors. The Topper offers pedigree handling and racy performance levels as competence levels grow – which other ‘beach-boats’ can only dream of. Above all, the Topper is still a boat to have great fun sailing.
Rugged and durable construction
The boat is stronger and lighter than any other comparable boat, so it is easier to handle on the water and ashore. The Topper is virtually maintenance free, and a proven track record of reliability means that resale values are high.
The Topper hull weighs in at just 43kgs and is the perfect design for cartopping. In fact, this fantastic feature is where the name ‘Topper’ originates from. You can just pop the Topper on to the roof of your car and transport your sailboat cheaply and effortlessly wherever you decide.