From Topper sailing in their youth to Volvo Ocean Race super stars, here’s your chance to win signed canvas prints of Annie Lush and Ian Walker both sailing a Topper and also taking part in the Volvo Ocean race.
To be in with a chance of winning, visit the ITCA GBR Topper stand at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show each day before 15:00 to fill out the competition slip.
Winners will be announced at the Alexandra Palace, London, on both Saturday and Sunday at 15:30 - with the lucky winning entries picked at random from the Topper Hat!
How many can you name?
The savviest competitors will have carried out their research ahead of the show (5-6 March 2016).
You’ll need to name at least five sailors that have sailed a Topper, as juniors or youth, then followed this by either being an Olympian, Adult World Champion, Podium squad or Potential Podium squad member in the British Sailing Team.
With some lateral thinking you will already be 2/5ths of the way there! The list of Topper stars is quite long, so you’ll have plenty of choice.
Prizes up for grabs!
Ian Walker’s signed print shows him fending off some high calibre competition at the 1987 Topper Top Dog competition held at Walton on very windy Thames.
Annie’s print shows her hooning around Poole harbour with a beaming smile. Out of shot are many of her friends in Toppers that have remained life-long friends, many visiting her at a number of Volvo Ocean race stopovers.
Just one reason why the Topper Class is known as “The Friendly Class.”
We'll look forward to seeing you on the International Topper Class Association (GBR) stand at B54 – bonne chance!
Photo credit: © Kirsten Percival