Firstly, we do hope that you and your family are all staying well whilst we all face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Topper International this week launches the new Topper 6.4. Unveiled at the RYA Dinghy Show in London, the 6.4 rig is the product of two years of development and testing, and completes the Topper family alongside the standard 5.3 rig and the smaller 4.2 rig.

The first Topper sail donated by UK sailors to youngster of the Skipper Foundation, Mossel Bay, South Africa has been delivered. With all their original sails completely worn out, the Skipper Foundation charity was unable to get their Toppers afloat. The sailors there are so pleased to have received a replacement sail, kindly donated by Cathy Brassington, that they sent this message to say thank you.

Film maker Phill Williams has produced a great promo film from the footage gathered at the recent Topper Worlds in Medemblik. Feel free to share it with your local Topper fleet and use it to promote the Topper class in your region.

You may have read of the great work going on at the Skipper Foundation in the May ITCA World newsletter, where the charity run by Elfie Holden is training 60 disadvantaged youths from Mossel Bay to learn to sail. The charity seeks to positively influence the lives of children from vulnerable areas and to provide a safe environment for them to learn not only sailing but also life skills.