Poole Yacht Club Topper

Toppers are a fantastic single handed dinghy for young sailors with some sailing skills. Several of our Optimist sailors move into Toppers when they want to move on to a bigger, faster boat.

Many of our Topper sailors compete at local, national and even international events. The Topper is a versatile and hardy boat that can be loaded onto a car for easy transportation.

More information about Toppers from
The International Topper Class Association

Class Contacts

Rob Kemp

Class Captain

National Series Topper Event

Sat 06 Jul - Sun 07 Jul 2019

If you were visiting Poole YC at the beginning of May this year you would have noticed that we hosted the Super Topper traveller this year which had some great feedback, helped tremendously by the helpful weather.

That was just a warm up for the Toppers though, as they are back for more on 6th/7th July for a National Series event, the final of the 6 National events held all over the country. We are expecting over 150 toppers from as far as Cornwall and Scotland, to be out on the water which is an awesome sight.

If you would like to be on the water or just hang around the club to be part of this fabulous event you can volunteer through the ITCA website https://gbrtopper.ourclubadmin.com/event.php?event=572 .

Super Topper Traveller Event Report

If you were visiting Poole YC at the beginning of June you could not fail but to have noticed the Super Topper Traveller Event, which had some great feedback from participants, helped tremendously by the beautiful weather!

Our very own Freddie Howarth came a creditable 4th overall, despite being, at 14, a year younger than most of the 5.3 rig fleet. Almost 90 young sailors took part in the weekend’s racing in some of the best conditions anyone would wish for.

That was just a warm up for the Toppers though, as they are back for more on 6th/7th July for a National Series event, the final of the six National events held all over the country. We are expecting over 150 toppers to be out on the water which is an awesome sight even for those of you who do not race. The sailors will come from as far as Cornwall and Scotland to compete and we will all give them a warm welcome. The car park will be a bit busy that weekend so if you plan to leave your car over that weekend please check where best to park to help reduce some of the congestion.

If you would like to help on the water or just hang around the club to be part of this fabulous event you can volunteer through the ITCA website: https://gbrtopper.ourclubadmin.com/event.php?event=572

Race Results