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.

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 150 and 200 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 2017 World Championships will be held at Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, Brittany, France from 22 to 28th July 2017.  Further information can be found here.


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