The O’Tiarnaigh Topper Challenge
The report of the inaugural Topper Challenge event at Donaghadee Sailing Club can be found here or in the documents section
Topper Traveller 2
Topper Traveller 2 at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. We are just over a week away from our first Traveller event of the season (the first one being rescheduled). This year sees the introduction of a Regatta fleet which is aimed first-time racers who have not competed outside their club but wish to try competitive racing on a larger scale, but not in the main Topper fleets. As usual, the RYA will be running a training day on the Saturday (online registration only) which is aimed at all skill levels. Hope to see a great turnout now that Spring has finally arrived.
Open Pathway Training 28th April
There is Open pathway training prior to Traveller 2 at RNIYC, being run by RYA Northern Ireland. This training is now open online.
First Results for 2018 Now Online
The results for the Winter Regatta at Killyleagh Yacht Club are now online.
Rescheduled Date for Winter Regatta
The Winter Regatta will now be held on the 10/11th March. Again we would ask that all sailors who are thinking of going, please register their interest on the button below (Just name and Rig Size) in order to help the club determine the number approximate numbers for RIB cover.
Winter Regatta at Killyleagh cancelled
Due to adverse weather conditions, we have had to cancel the Winter Regatta (3-4 March) at Killyleagh Yacht Club. The club has offered alternative dates in March, so we will try to reschedule the event as soon as possible.
Register your interest for the Winter Championships
For the Winter Championships at Killyleagh, we would ask that all sailors who are thinking of going, please register their interest on the button below (Just name and Rig Size) in order to help the club determine the number approximate numbers for RIB cover.
Membership Now Open
Membership for the class association for 2018 is now open under Membership
Updates to Site
Latest News - Nov 2017
The calendar of events for 2018 is now available. There are still one or two dates to be sorted but the majority of the venues have been confirmed. Included for the first time is a new Sprint Weekend (more information to follow as the details are finalised) and as usual, we will have our successful race coaching program on the Saturday prior to the Travellers.
Looking forward to another exciting year in 2018 and a big welcome to the new committee members who have stepped up to help make this such a successful class.
Traveller 5 will be held at Carrickfergus Sailing Club
The final traveller of the season will be held at Carrickfergus SC on Sunday 3rd August with a training day on the Saturday 2nd. For more information please go to the CSC event page.
Topper Worlds 2017 Report
Training at Blessington SC
Training will be held at Blessington Sailing Club on the 1st July.
Registration for the event and training day online on the National Yacht Clubs website.
Registration for the Topper Southerns at National YC is now open online.
NOR for Northerns Now Online
The notice of race for the Northerns at Quoile Yacht Club on the 20th and 21st May is now online in the events section.
Events for April
Three exciting events will be held over April, these include Traveller at CAYC, ISA Youth Nationals at Ballyholme and a Traveller at Rush at the end of the month.
Topper Race Coaching 2017 in the North
This year the RYANI are running a series of Topper Race Coaching sessions in the North as part of their Open Pathway scheme. Two of the 1-day sessions have been scheduled to occur the day before a Traveller event (CAYC and CSC). The other two sessions are 3-day coaching events and have been scheduled prior to the Topper Irish Nationals at East Antrim Boat Club, and one later in the summer at Newcastle Yacht Club, just prior to the British nationals.
The training sessions are open to all (IRL, GB) and a small discount is available if you have an RYA membership.
All events are open for booking and payment now:
ISA Youth Pathway Championships
The ISA Youth Pathway Championships will commence on the 20th April 2017 at Ballyholme Yacht Club. For more information and entry go to the ISA website.
Baltimore Topper and Laser winter event
The details, NOR and entry form are at this link.
The start of the 2017 Topper season kicks off at the start of February with the introduction of the first ever ITCA(IRL) Winter Regatta, this year being hosted by RCYC.
New for 2017
Head to the New for 2017 page to see all the changes thats been made for the up and coming year.
Final overall traveller series and rankings for the season now available in the results section.
Traveller 5 at KYC
The recheduled 5th Traveller of the season will take place at Killyleagh Yacht Club this Sunday the 2nd October. Entry form, SI and NOR are available on the club website.
Killyleagh YC Race Training
Applications for places for the race coaching day reserve list, at Killyleagh Yacht Club on Saturday 10th September, are now open.
Training now full
Topper Munsters - Kinsale YC
The Topper Munsters will take place on the 27/28 August at Kinsale YC. More information is available on the club website.
Topper Leinsters - Skerries SC
The Topper Leinsters will take place on the 18/19 June at Skerries SC. More information is available on the club website.
Upcoming Training Events
Registration is now open for the next two training events. The first training event is at Skerries SC on 16/17 June and the next session is pre- nationals at RCYC on 27/28/29 June. (accomodation with parents for the RCYC Session may be available).
Traveller 4 at CSC
The 4th Traveller of the season will take place at Carrickfergus Sailing Club this Sunday the 29th May. Online registration and information about the event is now available on the club website.
Registration for the Topper Ulsters on the 21/22 May is now open. SAILORS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO THE EVENT to guarantee a place. It may also be possible to register on the day if numbers and weather conditions permit, but it is not guaranteed.
Note - payment for the event is made on the day.
Please bring the completed signed entry form on the day.
CSC Race Training - Full
Applications for places for the race coaching day reserve list, at Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Saturday 28th May, are now open.
WHBTC Race Training
Applications for places for the race coaching day, at Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club on Saturday 7th May, are now open.
The second event of the season is at East Down Yacht Club on Sunday 23rd April. Looking forward a great event. Hope to see you all there. For more details and to register go to the Lough Derg Yacht Club website.
LDYC Race Training now full
Anyone who has applied for the course will soon receive an email indicating if they have been allocated a place or put on the reserve list. Places may be opened up if anyone drops out or another coach is sourced.
LDYC Race Training
Applications for places for the race coaching day, at Lough Derg Yacht Club on Saturday 23rd April, is now open.
ITCA first event of the season is at East Down Yacht Club on Sunday 10th April. Looking forward to an exciting start to the new season. Hope to see you all there. For more details go to http://edyc.co.uk/2016/03/29/slipway-closure-cruisers-topper-traveller-event/.
EDYC Race Training Now Full
All places have been taken for the EDYC Training on Saturday 9th April. If you apply you will be put on the reserve list.
EDYC Race Training
Applications for places for the race coaching day, at East Down Yacht Club on Saturday 9th April, is now open.
Registration for the 2016 Topper Worlds is now open.
Winter Regatta Cancelled