On Saturday 02 March (3pm) the winners of the 2018 Topper International Limited ‘Reactivate your Topper’ competition will be presented with their new race-ready Topper at the RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki (Alexandra Palace, London).

Jonathan Tweedle and his Oxford Pirates team from Oxford Sailing Club, clinched the winners’ title after they ‘reactivated’ four old army Toppers. “The judges at Topper International felt the Oxford Pirates really demonstrated how old Toppers could be brought back to life with a bit of expertise, elbow grease, teamwork and love. Well done to all the team!”, commented Roger Proctor, International Topper Class Association (GBR).



The ‘Reactivate your Topper’ initiative aims to help clubs put value back into old and unused Topper hulls and get them back on the water.

If you would also like the chance to win a brand new race-ready Topper for your club, all you have to do is re-activate an old Topper.

Drop by the Topper International Ltd stand (B58) to find out more about the Topper class and the ‘Reactive your Topper’ programme and don’t forget to join them at 3pm on Saturday 02 March, for the 2018 winners’ prize giving.

You can also find out more by contacting the Topper Class Association at secretary@itca-gbr.co.uk or visiting www.itca-gbr.co.uk


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!

Advance tickets are available at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. RYA clubs and large groups can also take advantage of a special discount price of £10.00 when booking six tickets or more. For those wanting a bit more of the action, discounted weekend tickets are available at £15.00 for RYA members and £18.75 for non-members. Don’t forget up to four children go FREE with each paying adult.

You can buy tickets here or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069.

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