Topper Worlds 2024, venue information

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The Topper Worlds 2024 will take place on the Mar Menor, in Murcia, Spain.

Hosted by the Federacion De Vela Region De Murcia, (FVRM) at the CAR Region De Murcia in Los Alcazares. The dates will be July 20 - 26th, 2024. Online entry is now open here.

 The venue address is:

Centro de Alto Rendimiento Región de Murcia, S.A.U. Avda. Mariano Ballester, 230710 Los Alcázares, Murcia, Spain.

 Email: carmurcia@carmurcia.es

The Mar Menor is an inland sea, only separated from the Mediterranean by a very narrow sand spit on its eastern border, with a narrow opening out to the sea. The relatively shallow waters can develop a short chop when the regular afternoon sea breeze kicks in, creating great conditions not unlike Medemblik, with most years a 60% chance of 12-17 knots, as shown in the data below.

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Notice of Race available here

The venue boasts tremendous facilities, including a large sports hall, tennis courts as well as preferential access to hotels a short walk along the seafront.

Two airports serve the region, the local Región de Murcia International Airport and Alicante Airport. Driving from the UK and Ireland is made easy via the Brittany Ferry routes to Santander and Bilbao, which is then just a 6-8 hour drive to the venue. A transfer booking service will be available.

There are lots of accommodation options within walking distance, as well as on-site accommodation there are nearby hotels with preferential rates plus three camping and motorhome parking sites.

We have just received news that more discounted accommodation has been released in the on-site sports centre accommodation block, with a few 6, 4, 3 and double bedded rooms now available. Contact the Secretary for booking details.

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All the accommodations listed on this page are offering a Topper Worlds discount, so don't forget to mention the event when booking.

Download the recommended hotels and apartments list here. 

 

Enter the Mar Menor Topper Worlds 2024 here now!

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 If you are looking for apartments for a group of families in a complex with pools and recreation facilities, such as golf courses and spas, then check out these recommended resorts, all of which are offering a discount for the Topper Worlds:

Senator Mar Menor Golf & Spar Resort

Ona Hotel and Apartments

Roda Golf and Beach Resort

Santa Rosalia Lake & Life Resort

 

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 There is a dedicated motor home campsite Camping Car Area Narejos, a campsite for motorhomes located on the outskirts of Los Alcázares. The town centre is a couple of kilometres away, and the beach is just a 10-minute walk away. In addition to the on-site restaurant, you will find numerous restaurants within a few minutes' walk plus shops, cafes and bars. 

The pitches have electrical outlets and Wi-Fi access and are close to a service area with waste disposal points and drinking water. Bike hire is available and the use of an outdoor gym. In addition, the campsite has a laundry with washing machines and dryers, as well as a toilet and shower block with hot water.

Two other campsites that are offering the Topper 2024 discount, but are slightly further from the venue are Camping Mar Menor and Eco Area.

 To book using the Topper Worlds discount, use the reservation code: Topper 2024

Spectator boats and tours.

The FVRM hosts are arranging for two spectator boats, each with a 14-person capacity to be available each day to watch the racing, so bring your PDF and sunscreen if you would like to follow the action close up on the water. Daily bookings will be available.

For parents and siblings wishing to join in the fun, a full activities and day trips programme has been drawn up, with opportunities to visit the nearby Roman city of Cartagena, a tour of the San Pedro salt lakes to see the stunning wildlife and Flamingoes, a round of golf at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, scuba diving in Cabo de Palos, boat trips as well as spectator boats to watch the racing. Details of the trips and activities are available here.

Prices will depend on the demand so please register your interest here.

The Topper Worlds Loco Parenthesis safety policy will still apply for parents or guardians leaving the venue for trips away to visit these local attractions, so please ensure your sailor will be looked after by another responsible adult for the day, (the maximum number of sailors one adult can act in Loco Parenthesis is 8)

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Take a virtual tour of the Cartagena Roman theatre

 

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Rooster Sailing unveiled as principal sponsor of Mar Menor 2024.

Rooster Sailing, a long-term partner of the International Topper Worlds is stepping up as principal sponsor for the 2024 edition and will once again be delivering some great prizes across the Topper 4.2 and 5.3 fleets, as well as providing every competitor with a much sought-after Worlds race bib.

All competitors and their families will be able to access a 15% discount off all Rooster products online, by using the code ITCAWORLDS24

Rooster will also be unveiling an exclusive Mar Menor '24 branded clothing range, available to order online from the custom clothing section of their website. There will be a pop-up Rooster shop on-site at the CAR Centre, ensuring competitors have all the gear they need to perform at their best and can keep their boats in top condition for the championships.

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Coach Boat Charter.

There will be plenty of coach boats to rent from the CAR Region De Murcia at the Mar Menor, three sizes of engines are available 40kw to 100kw priced at 150€, 200€ or 250€ per day.  Bookings can now be taken, so don't hesitate to contact the Event Manager Maria Soto Ros to book your coach or support boat. All coaches and support boat drivers will need to register on the entry system here.

If you wish to hire a RIB you will need to bring a copy of your PB qualification certificate. Similarly, if bringing your own RIB you will need to provide a copy of your insurance documents and PB certificate.

 

Ronstan Clear Start - Mar Menor 2024 Official TimePiece

ronstan.png Ronstan will once again provide the Official Timepiece for the International Topper World Championships 2024.

Ronstan has kindly supported the Class over the past few years and provided some great prizes, including their popular Clear Start race watches, Race Timers and drybags.

 

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race Boat Charter.

Topper Sailboats now have a number of brand new Topper 5.3's and 4.2's available for charter at the Mar Menor 2024 Worlds. This Platinum service is designed so that families can fly into the event, race a brand new, fully rigged race-prepared boat and then continue their stay or fly back to the UK. The cost will be £1,799 per boat with an additional £250 refundable deposit. The boat will also need to be covered by your racing insurance, or cover is available from Topper International for £150.

If you wish to charter a Topper for the championships, please contact Russ Dent at Topper Sailboats.

ASee you in Los Alcazares!

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