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The Topper is an 11' sailing dinghy designed by Ian Proctor .
The Topper is a very popular one-design boat with a large international following. Popular with young and novice sailors all over the world, it is recognized as a full International class by the ISAF and is an approved youth class of the RYA.
Being an established class, the Topper has its own World Championship series. Previous world champions have included:
- Andrew Carter
- Tim Wills
- Robert Carver
The Topper's hull is made of injection moulded polypropylene and at a compact 11', is easily carried on the roof of a car. The mast splits into two sections, allowing the spars to be stored and transported with ease. The rig itself is very simple, making it an ideal boat for novice sailors. Also comes with a new center main fitting
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