General Information

The International Topper is an ISAF recognised centreboard dinghy.  The winners of these Championships are recognised by ISAF as World Champions.  International Topper World Championships have been run since 1982, bianually up to 2006 and annually to present.  Venues have included Wales, France, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria, UAE, Scotland, Germany, Finland and Norway, and 2020 will be Lale Garda, Italy.

The International Class runs two World Championship series, the first for male and female sailors generally 13 years of age and above with an expected fleet of between 200 and 250 competitors. The second World Championship will run separately  for younger sailors using the smaller 4.2m2 sail and with approximately 50 competitors.

The International Class also runs an International Masters Championship open to male and female sailors aged 21 years of age and over.  This is not an ISAF event.

The 2020 World Championships will be held at Fraglia della Vela Riva, Trentino, Italy from July 18-24th.  


Click here for a great video overview about the Topper.