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Monday 05 May 2014
Sail With Us!
Website Administrator, Monday 05 May 2014 - 16:14 //

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ITCA (GBR) is the Class Association for Topper sailors in the UK. We are known as "The Friendly Class", with sailors keen to welcome new members and parents and supporters who are always happy to help one another and promote good sportsmanship. We organise coaching and racing events for Topper sailors both at a regional level and nationally, and although the Topper is sailed predominantly by junior sailors we have active members of all ages in our fleet. Membership is governed by our constitution, which you can view and download here.
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Thursday 16 October 2014
Bart's Bash photos
Website Administrator, Thursday 16 October 2014 - 16:37 //

Wednesday 08 October 2014
2015 Event Dates Published
Website Administrator, Wednesday 08 October 2014 - 10:48 //

itca logoThe dates for our 2015 events have now been added to our calendar. You can see them via the 'Forthcoming Events' box on the right of this page.

If you would like to download and print the dates, you can do so here:

2015 Event Dates 

Saturday 04 October 2014
All-Girls Open training 2014-15
Website Administrator, Saturday 04 October 2014 - 11:32 //

All Girls picOur All-Girls Open Training Programme for the 2014-15 season has now been published. These are fantastic weekends and are open to any girl who is enthusiastic about sailing and can sail a triangular course.

This year, both All-Girl Open Training camps will be held at Rutland SC. They will take place over the weekends of 6/7 December 2014 and 18/19 April 2015. Dave Cockerill will be the Head Coach, and will run the camp together with a team of 2 or 3 professional female coaches. You can read more about our All-Girl Open Training camps, from coaches, sailors, and parents, here:

All-Girl Open Training Article

Spaces for both camps are limited, so please get your bookings in soon to avoid disappointment. Download a booking form here:

All-Girl Open Training Programme and Booking Form

Wednesday 01 October 2014
Krishan's John Merricks Sailing Trust story
Website Administrator, Wednesday 01 October 2014 - 10:00 //

John Merricks Sailing Trust logoKrishan Bhogal was awarded a John Merricks Sailing Trust Topper last year. You can read his story on the RYA Website here:

Krishan's JMST story 

Thursday 25 September 2014
Former Topper Squad sailor wins gold!
Website Administrator, Thursday 25 September 2014 - 09:59 //

itca logoMany congratulations to former Topper squaddie and National Champion, Giles Scott. Giles has just won the 2014 Finn Gold Cup at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. 

Reported by Yachts & Yachting he said, "It's a been a great season for me and I can't really think of a better way to round it off than with the world title. It's been a great event and I am really pleased with the way I have sailed, and there's always a lot to learn from it, but I'm over the moon about it.” 

He added, "It's a big milestone. I try to stay realistic, but my big goal is in two years time. But this is a very big step towards that so I am really looking forward to the next two years.”

Well done Giles from everyone at the international Topper Class (GBR).

Quotation reprinted from, 21st September 2014

Saturday 20 September 2014
AGM Minutes and Revised Constitution Published
Website Administrator, Saturday 20 September 2014 - 08:14 //

The minutes from our 2014 AGM held at Rutland SC and the revised constitution approved at the AGM are now available in the 'Downloads' section of this website. You can download them directly here:

Minutes from 2014 AGM 

ITCA (GBR) Constitution - September 2014

Monday 15 September 2014
Craftinsure 5.3 and Virtual Rigger 4.2 NS1 Report
Website Administrator, Monday 15 September 2014 - 09:03 //

You can read the report from our Craftinsure 5.3 and Virtual Rigger 4.2 National Series 1 meeting at Rutland here:

Craftinsure 5.3 and Virtual Rigger 4.2 National Series 1 Report

Sunday 14 September 2014
Lake Garda announced as Venue for 2015 Topper World Championships
Website Administrator, Sunday 14 September 2014 - 17:18 //

itca world logoITCA President Bill Brassington is pleased to announce that the 2015 International Topper World Championships will be held at Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda, Italy from Sunday July 19th to Friday 24th 2015.

"We are extremely happy to return to Lake Garda and especially pleased that Fraglia Vela Riva is able to host us for our World Championships. We have always experienced great sailing on Lake Garda and the challenging conditions at the north of the lake will bring a new experience to our international fleet."

Fraglia Vela Riva provides a wide range of facilities for competitors 365 days a year. The administraiton offices, mechanic's shop and changing rooms are located on the ground floor next to the crane and boat launch. On the first floor is a restaurant and bar, lounge with internet, and a terrace with a breath-taking view of the lake and lots of services for before and after competitions.

Please visit the Fraglia Vela Riva website for further details on the club and local information.  Further information will follow in newsletters and on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Reports and Photos from the Zhik Topper World Championships
Website Administrator, Sunday 14 September 2014 - 17:09 //

Zhik logoReports and photos from the Zhik Topper World Championships in Pwllheli have been published. You can read a report here:

Zhik Topper World Championships Report

There is also a great video of the BBC Wales feature on the Championships on Youtube here:

BBC Wales video on Zhik Topper World Championships
Simon McIlwaine has posted some photos that you can view here:

Photos from the Zhik Topper World Championships 

Wednesday 03 September 2014
Squad Selection Update
Website Administrator, Wednesday 03 September 2014 - 09:54 //

itca logoRutland is the last in the qualification events for the selection of sailors for the following 4 Squads;

RYA National Junior Squad,

RYA National Intermediate Junior Squad,

ITCA (GBR) UK Youth Squad &

ITCA (GBR) Racing Squad.

Selection for these 4 squads will take place in Phase 1, during the week commencing 8th September.  Those sailors wishing to be considered must have completed their squad application form by end of Sunday 7th September. The application form can be found using this link

If you have any queries regarding squad selection please ask your Area Rep or a member of the Committee at Rutland.

Wednesday 27 August 2014
Reports and photos from the Nationals
Website Administrator, Wednesday 27 August 2014 - 18:12 //

The report from the 2014 Crewsaver Topper Nationals is now online at Yachts & Yachting here:

2014 Crewsaver Topper Nationals Report 

The report from the 2014 Virtual Rigger Topper 4.2 Summer Championships is now online at Yachts & Yachting here:

2014 Virtual Rigger Topper 4.2 Summer Championships Report

Photographs from the Nationals are available online from Alan Dop Photography:

2014 Topper Nationals Photos

More photos courtesy of Rick Barry. You can view them all here:

Photos from the Nationals


Tuesday 19 August 2014
Topper Fundraising Challenge 2014
Website Administrator, Tuesday 19 August 2014 - 11:35 //

Congratulations to the Topper Challenge team who carried Topper no. 26628 up Snowdon after the GBR Nationals - donations have now passed £1,000, to be divided between John Merricks Sailing Trust and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

Monday 21 July 2014
Derwent Photos
Website Administrator, Monday 21 July 2014 - 16:17 //

Some great photos from the final CraftInsure 5.3 national series event at Derwent are now online here:

Photos from Craftinsure 5.3 NS5 at Derwent Reservoir SC

Thanks to Rick Barry for sharing.

Submitted by Chairman

Thursday 17 July 2014
Reports from Craftinsure 5.3 NS5 and Virtual Rigger 4.2 NS6
Website Administrator, Thursday 17 July 2014 - 11:49 //

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The report from Craftinsure 5.3 National Series 5 at Derwent Reservoir SC is now online at Yachts & Yachting here:

Craftinsure NS5 Y&Y Report

The report from Virtual Rigger 4.2 National Series 6 at Derwent Reservoir SC is now online at Yachts & Yachting here:

Virtual Rigger NS6 Y&Y Report

You can see all the results from the weekend, together with the final series results, by clicking on 'Results' from the menu or following the link below:

ITCA (GBR) Results 2014

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