Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, Brittany
July 21st to 26th 2013
The International Topper is an ISAF recognised centreboard dinghy and with their permission the Class Association can organise and manage annual World Championships. The winners of these Championships are also recognised by ISAF as World Champions and this year the event is ssupported by Magic Marine & Harken.
The International Class runs two World Championship series, the first for male and female sailors generally 13 years of age and above with an expected fleet of between 150 and 200 competitors. The second World Championship will be on a separate course for younger sailors using the smaller 4.2m2 sail and with about 20 competitors.
"I managed to win the Italian National under-18 Laser 4.7 championships. After this I was told that if I have taken part in all these championships, you should try the Topper worlds maybe you can even win it!
So I tried and I am happy to have won the Topper Worlds it was a real challenge and exciting especially as the boat is not very easy and very challenging and technical to understand and sail well."
2010 International Topper Class World Champion
Michele Benamatti, Italy