Topper Traveller No.3
Traveller No.3 is on Sunday 20th July at Wicklow Sailing Club. For further information click on the link below:
Training sail lost at the Nationals at WHSC on the 6th July. It has the sail number 46918 on it and is not in a sail bag. If found please contact Susan Spain +353878166010
Topper Worlds and British Nationals online entry is now open at:
Please note: The entry fees for the Topper GBR National Championships are set to increase from Saturday 24th May 2014. The entry fee schedule for this event is as follows:
£195 - on or before the 24th May
£210 - 25th May - 20th June
£225 - 21st June - 17th July
£295 - 18th July onwards
Topper Leinsters 3rd and 4th May at National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire Sponsored by The Jelly Bean Factory
Smile!!: Our sponsors The Jelly Bean Factory have organised a photographer on the water on Saturday. The photo will be available free to down load and keep as often as you like. So strike a pose and look good, you will be on camera!
Boat delivery: Toppers can be delivered to NYC immediately after the ISA Youth Nationals in Howth on Sunday 27th April up to 7pm. Trailer storage facilities are available free of charge in the coal harbour for your road trailer from Sunday 27th April to Sunday 4th May. Please note this is parking is not monitored and secured only by a padlock. If you require secure parking, please call Tom Whelan at Solas Marine 0872480278 who will accommodate trailers and RIBs for a fee.
Registration Office will be open Friday 2nd May 5.30pm to 7.30pm and Saturday 3rd May 8.30am to 10am. These are also the times to deliver your Topper to NYC if you have not done so on Sunday 27th April.
Dining at NYC:
A casual and sociable barbecue has been organised for sailors and parents on Saturday evening 3rd May all are invited to enjoy the Saturday evening sunshine on the balcony! Full dining facilities are available at NYC for the duration of the event, please look at the NYC event web site www.nyc.ie
or contact Louise on 01 2805725.
Training Day at LEYC 17th May
We are in the final stages of putting together a one day training session at Lough Erne Yacht Club. This will take place on Saturday 17th May and will be followed on the Sunday by a 3 race Topper traveller event.
The training session will be headed up by Chris Penney (RYA head Topper coach) and as usual, due to maintaining instructor/sailor ratios, places will be limited to 18 or 20. The cost for the day will be around £22 (or 25 Euro). We are hoping to organise the training groups so that all racing ability levels can be catered for.
If you are interested and wish to reserve a place, please drop an email to:
Topper Handbook available to view or download. Follow the link under the TOPPER Tab or Click Here.
ITCA Irl Membership for 2014
Please remember that you must be a member of ITCA Irl class association. This can be done online by clicking the link below or on the day of the event that you first sail at.
2014 GBR Nationals and ITCA Topper Worlds - Pwllheli, Wales
--- 3 day rest period ---
Entry fee is £195 for the UK Nationals and £235 for the Topper Worlds (Late entry fees apply)
The Topper Worlds fee is reduced to £205 if entering both events.
Online entry will be opening soon.
ITCA (IRL) Online Membership 2014
To become a member of the ITCA (IRL), you must complete an ITCA (IRL) Membership Form and pay the designated membership fee. There are two membership categories, Full Membership costs £20 or €20, and Day Membership costs £6 or €6.
Day Membership is available at events only and can be paid at every event.
Online Membership is our preferred method of payment and is necessary if you wish to apply or retain your championship number.
Championship numbers will be issued towards the end of May. To hold your existing championship number you must register online no later than the end of May 2014.
Afloat Sailor of the Year
Liam Glynn, Topper World Champion 2013, has been nominated for "Afloat Sailor of the Year"!
Please cast your vote for him using this link:-
Leinster Championships 2013 - Blessington
Click here to access photos of Leinster Championships - Photos courtesy of Simon McIlwaine - Newcastle Sailing Club
Topper World Championships 2016
The International Topper Class Association is looking to Ireland as a potential venue for the 2016 Topper World Championships. This will likely be confirmed during Worlds 2014 in Pwhelli Sailing Club and the selection process will be managed by ITCA ( IRL ) committee prior to presenting the successful Host Club to ITCA International.
ITCA ( IRL ) would be interested in receiving "expressions of interest" from any clubs in Ireland who feel they have the facilities and resources to be able to run this major event.
Please contact Alistair McCarlie, email@example.com by Friday 7th December 2013 with a presentation for consideration by the committee
Topper Traveller 4
Sunday 8th September 2013
Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Congratulations to all competitors - a phenomenal entry of 80 Toppers for this event! Many thanks to Strangford Lough Yacht Club and all the organisers for such a successful event.
1st Place: Nicole Hemeryck, National Yacht Club, 2nd Place: Liam Glynn, Ballyholme Yacht Club, 3rd Place: Daniel Raymond, National Yacht Club. 4.2 Fleet: 1st Place: Jenna McCarlie, County Antrim Yacht Club.
Full Results will be posted shortly.
Blessington Sailing Club
17th & 18th August 2013
A very successful Leinster Championships took place at the weekend in Blessington. Congratulations to Liam Glynn who took 1st place overall, followed by Nicole Hemeryk, National Yacht Club, in 2nd and Tom Purdon, Strangford Lough Yacht Club, in 3rd. In the 4.2 class, Jenna McCarlie, County Antrim Yacht Club, was first overall.
Congratulations to all the competitors who did very well in challenging conditions!
A great BBQ and singsong was held on the Saturday night. Thank you to Blessington Sailing Club and all the organisers of the event.
Congratulations to the Irish Competitors who did so well at the British Nationals in Weymouth!
There was strong Irish representation at the British Nationals last week in Weymouth, with 33 Irish sailors competing.
In the 5.3 Class, 250 boats competed in 16 races over 6 days. Prizewinners were Nicole Hemeryk (NYC) 2nd overall and First Lady, Liam Glynn (BYC) 4th, Daniel Raymond (NYC) 8th and Anna McNulty (CLYC) 21st. 14 Irish Sailors in total achieved the Gold fleet.
In the 4.2 Class, Jenna McCarlie (CAYC) was 3rd overall and First Lady, followed by Ellen McCarlie (CAYC) in 4th.
LIAM GLYNN wins
Topper World Championship 2013
Loctudy, France, 21 - 26 July
Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club, Bangor, Co. Down has been crowned the Topper World Champion 2013.
5 days of racing yielded 12 races with light to medium winds and great competition throughout the fleets. Liam comments:-
"I thoroughly enjoyed the racing at Loctudy, which was a great sailing area. I appreciate the support of my teammates, family and friends throughout the event, and look forward to racing again at the British Nationals in a weeks time!"
The tightly knit Irish team had great results, with a total of 5 top 20 finishes:- Niamh Doran in 12th, Tom Purdon in 14th, Conor Sherriff in 17th and Alison Dolan in 19th. Conor Sherriff also won First Youth. Congratulations to all the Irish team!