Ireland Topper

Dinghy sailing is quite an interesting water sport and it is a form of sailing where racing takes place. There are certain skills required for the person to sail the boat in the right way when they are racing. It is said that there is a set of rules for racing which should be followed while racing in sailing

Topper is one of a kind of boats which is used for sailing and it is basically used for dinghy sailing. This particular boat is 11 foot long and weighs around 95 pounds and is created by Ian Proctor. It is said that this particular Topper is a one-design boat which has sailed around Ireland and the England.

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History behind Topper

It was created by Ian Proctor in 1977 as a one-design boat and it has been produced for almost 3 decades now. And apart from that part, there have been around 50,000 models sold so far and this Dinghy sailing Topper is built in the UK and owned by Martin Fry of Topper International Ltd.

And this boat is predominantly used for racing and also gained popularity for people to learn how to sail. Initially, the topper is said to be designed with a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) hull. On a later note, it was decided that the topper has to be built with injection molding using polypropylene.

The polypropylene usage will make the boat durable enough for long hours of sailing and the life of the boat as well. Due to this specific change, there was a rise in the number of sales which the boat made post the transition. In the year 2005, 4.2 square meters was approved against the regular 5.3 square meter sail. Visit Zoplay link

It is said that the smaller sail will be more effective than the larger sail. And the first ever 4.2 meters sail National Championship was held in the year 2010.  This 11-foot long dinghy sailing boat is transportable by car as the mast can be split into 2 sections and transported easily.

Features of Topper sailboat

The design which is used and implemented in the making of this sailboat is award-winning.

•There are two rig options to choose from one being 4.2 and the other 5.3.

•The crew will be able to easily cruise with this sailboat as it is fast, light and safe for even a small crew.

•Topper Dinghy is famous and international to have around half a million boats around the world. Read more on Dectar

• It has an impeccable Race Circuit and is RYA approved as well.

• Topper is injection molded and is one-design in nature, it is said to be identical as well.

• With the 5.3sqm it does have a good upwind and downwind performance making it thrilling and exciting all at the same time.

• The topper boat is said to be fast for its size, simple and requires low maintenance.

• Topper has many accolades for its one-design and the way it is built and it has been here for around 40 years now.