Welcome to the Topper Fleet at Chichester Yacht Club The Topper is a popular single handed boat, and attracts a lot of interest from young people. The Topper is a great boat for those growing out of their Optimists, or just starting to sail but a bit too big for the Optimist. The 2014 Chichester Yacht Club Topper Open will be held on Sunday 28th June, and is part of the Southern Traveller events. The day before (27th June 2014) is the Topper Class Association Training day at CYC, also a popular event, which must be booked in advance through the ITCA website, Southern Area representative (link below). Open training sessions are organised by Southern Region Toppers, and you can enter through the Topper website, where you will find a list of all the locations and dates of training. Topper Class Association training. The Topper is an RYA pathway class, which means that you can apply for a regional or national training squad and benefit from professional coaching during the winter, ready for competition in the spring and summer. http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/youthjunio … fault.aspx. These squads are great fun and give you a fantastic opportunity to become – if not quite an Olympian – a very skilled sailor with the confidence to compete at national level. Chichester Yacht Club has Toppers available to hire – ask at the office for details – so you can try before you buy. The Topper website Topper Class Association. has lots more info on the boat, training, what to look for when buying a boat etc. If you sail a different youth single-hander not listed in our dinghy classes, get in touch and we will try to include you along with the Toppers.