Class Rules & Guidance

Topper 4.2  fleet start photo. Medemblick 2019

The International Topper is a One-Design single-handed dinghy designed in 1977 by Ian Proctor to promote sailing in a simple, low-cost boat suitable for all ages and skill levels.

The fundamental objective of these class rules is to protect the One-Design nature of the boat by ensuring that all International Toppers are alike as possible, so that racing success depends only on the skill of the crew and not a test of the boat or its equipment.

The class rules are also designed to ensure that the boat's characteristics of the simplicity of rig, safety, suitability for sailing by inexperienced as well as skilled sailors, constructional strength, sustainability, ease of maintenance and moderate cost shall be maintained.

Topper Worlds 2023 event programme

International Topper Class Rules June 2023

New International Topper rota-moulded polyethylene hull approved by World Sailing, June 2023

ITCA World Constitution

Sail number & national letters positioning guide - September 2021

Class Rules, notable changes -January 2023

World Championships Equipment Inspection Form 2024

4.2 Sail Clarification - November 2020

Topper 6.4 sail numbering & national letters position rules  - April 2021

World Championship Equipment Inspection guidance - how to prepare your boat