International Topper Class Association celebrate Toppers joining HMS Prince of Wales at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020

21 Feb 20

Visit the International Topper Class Association (GBR) stand (C58) at the RYA Dinghy Show, 29 February – 01 March at Alexandra Palace, London and take part in the ‘Toppers Travel the World Competition’ to win a FREE Topper Reactivation Kit for your boat or club, worth £1,552.50 (inc VAT).

The competition celebrates the fact that four Toppers have joined the crew of the Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales, the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy, and its latest Aircraft Carrier.

Kindly donated by Topper International Limited the four Internationals Toppers will now travel the world with the ships F-35 Lightening stealth fighters, helicopters and 1,500 crew and will be used by the crew, many of whom are ex Topper sailors, when they visit ports around the world.

To enter pick up an entry form from the stand and correctly answer the seven questions to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes on 07 March 2020. Entries can be submitted on the stand, or post or email. Visit the stand for full competition details or chat to member of the team about Topper and HMS Prince of Wales.

Alongside the ‘Travel the World’ competition visitors can also take part in the ‘Reactivate your Topper’ competition at the show and be in with a chance of winning brand new boat worth £3,195 (Inc VAT, excluding trolley and cover) for your club or centre.

If you want to see how it can be done and for any advice, drop by the stand where you will also see a partially reactivated 40 year old Topper (10000).

“Because the Topper is virtually indestructible, and it is the only boat of its type to be moulded from polypropylene, it’s uniquely able to be restored to a virtually ‘as new’ condition – just with a bit of know-how, elbow grease and love!”, commented Roger Proctor, Designer’s Representative, ITCA (World).

A discounted Reactivation Kit to make your boat/s up to date, tiptop and competition and race-ready is also available, chat to a member of the team at the show to find out more.

To enter the 2020 competition all you need to do is send the before and after shots of your Topper reactivation to [email] by 01 October 2020. It’s as simple as that!

Winners of the 2019 ‘Reactivate your Topper’ competition will be on the Topper stand on Saturday 29 February at 1230 to receive their certificate and for photos.

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What’s on at the Show?

There’s lots in store at the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show with visitors of all ages able to enjoy family-friendly show favourites. From the 360° ‘On the Water’ virtual reality sailing experience, to the sailing simulators, activity pool, trapeze rig and the famous RYA Dinghy Show Treasure Hunt. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced dinghy sailor, or just getting started.

As well as a full line up of expert talks and coaching sessions, you’ll also discover hundreds of boats from beautiful classics to the very latest in cutting edge design along with clubs, classes, boat builders, holiday companies and much more! Plus all weekend there will be plenty of activities to inspire and entertain the whole family.

Get your ticket

Advance tickets are available from October 2019 at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. Groups can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking six tickets or more. Don’t forget four children go free with each paying adult as well.

Buy your tickets at or call the ticket hotline on 0844 8589069.

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