The Rooster International Topper World Championships 2017
The International Topper Class Association is delighted to be returning to Cercle Nautique de Loctudy for the 2017 Topper World Championships.
The Championships will be held from Saturday July 22st to Friday 28th 2017 at the seaside port of Loctudy in south west Brittany, France. The event will include the 5.3m2 World Championship, the 4.2m2 World Championship, the Ladies Intercontinental Cup and the International Topper Class International Masters Championship, plus a full programme of shore based activities.
Online entry has now been opened: https://itcaworld.ourclubadmin.com/enter/3
For guidance on the entry system, please see this page: http://www.itcaworld.org/guide-itca-world-entry-process
Click here to see a slideshow on the event, with links to sites that may be of interest.
Loctudy is a small picturesque village south of Brest and Quimper, with exceptional countryside and great cycling. Racing will take place in a small bay off the Bay of Biscay. There area is known for its large tidal range so sailors will need to be ready to race in tidal waters with currents which will make starting interesting. Click here for a look at their webcam!
For a reminder of the fantastic 2013 Topper World Championships held in Loctudy, click here to see CNL's album of photos.
Schedule of events
Saturday 22 July - Registration and Measurement
Sunday 23 July - Registration and Measurement, Practice Race, Opening Ceremony, Finger Buffet
Monday 24th July - Qualification series racing
Tuesday 25th July - Qualification series racing
Wednesday 26th July - Qualification series racing, Event Meal (crepes)
Thursday 27th July - Finals series racing
Friday 28th July - Final series racing, Prizegiving
The Club is also keen to provide a full programme of shorebased activities every day for all the family. Ideas include Beach Rugby, Volleyball and Handball, Sandcastle Competitions, Sea Aquagym, Pilates, Zumba, Crepe making lessons, etc.
A Masters event will again take place, date to be confirmed.
Cercle Nautique de Loctudy also offers a great range of sailing and windsurfing courses for family members and can offer a 10% discount for anyone attending the Topper Worlds. Rental discounts are also available for windsurfers, paddleboards, kayaks, dinghies and catamarans - 10% +.
Accommodation in Loctudy
There are many houses and rooms available to rent in Loctudy or the nearby towns. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office in Loctudy at this link. A leaflet on accommodation is available here and links to current offerings are below.
Many of the local campsites offer bungalows for rent. Bicycles are often available onsite for hire.
It is worth considering nearby towns such as Lesconil and Pont l'Abbe, especially if you are bringing a car.
Camping at Loctudy
There are approximately 12 pitches available behind the club for Motorhomes.
Bookings must be made in advance with the International Secretary. Electric will be provided and water is available. The club has new and extensive toilets and shower facilities. There will be a charge of £10 per night payable to the class. We will have to ask for a £50 deposit to reserve the pitch and full payment by 1st July.
Additional camping is available from the following nearby campsites:-
Camping de Kergall - 2 stars, right beside the club
Camping Les Hortensias - 3 stars. Located less than 300 metres from the sea and looks out onto Lodonnec’s fine sandy beach. The 100-plot campsite is a friendly, family site that’s not too big, and features a heated pool with whirlpool, a mini-golf course, a games area, and a play area with inflatables for the children. Everything you need is right here including a pizza van and French fries stall, pancakes, a little grocery store, and a place where you can get bread, pastries and sweets. There’s also a heated pool with water jets so you can give yourself a massage, and a paddling pool where you can splash around with your little ones.
Camping des Mouettes - direct access to the beach.
Camping Bretagne l'Ocean Breton - 5 stars. This unusual 5-star campsite is located in the leafy, flower-filled gardens of a manor house. You’ll want for nothing at this delightful campsite tucked away on a peninsula surrounded by the sea and close to the beaches. There are all kinds of entertainment and activities available at the Village de L’Ocean Breton including a colourful heated leisure pool, a library, evening entertainments programme, aqua-gym classes, pedal go-karts, sauna sessions and a fitness room, as well as an adventure park. Part of the Yelloh Village Camping which will give you a 20% discount for all families booking a rental. The code is CNLTOPPER2017 on the campsite website. For more information phone Kayleigh who will be able to develop a communication towards the families.
Camping Les Sable Blancs - 2 Stars. This peaceful, traditional 2-star campsite has all the facilities you need for a great holiday in refreshing, unpretentious surroundings. The site is 600 metres from the Steir inlet and 1km from Lesconil Loctudy town centre. Spend the day on the beach, come back for a quick shower then make your way into town for a Breton pancake and cider meal with the family. If you prefer a day on dry land, there’s an 18-hole golf course and archery facilities on site, which are open every day, and for a quick snack there’s a bar and crêperie on site also open daily
Camping de Keralouet - 4 stars. This campsite is in a beautiful setting just 350 metres from the fine sand of the main beach and beside a protected natural site just waiting to be discovered! It’s a friendly, welcoming place 800metres from the port of Lesconil, where you might choose to indulge in a delicious sugared crêpe washed down by a drink or two, perhaps after a spot of shrimping or sea-bathing in the refreshingly clear water. They have pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes and also accomodation in mobile homes, chalets, and canvas bungalows. They are close to LOCTUDY, 10 minutes by car and located near a large sandy beach and near local shop on the port with a heated swimming pool and bike rentals. Click here for a brochure, tariffs and to contact.
Camping Aerospatiale, Chemin de Toul Pesked, 29750 Loctudy +33 2 98 87 55 79
Camping la Grande Plage - 4 stars - offers direct access to the beach just 300 metres away. The 120 plots - shaded or sunlit - include pitches for tents and caravans as well as canvas bungalows and mobile homes. Meet people and have fun at a weekly drinks party, boules competition or themed dinner. Enjoy the water park area heated to 26°C with its waterslides, 'enchanted' fountains and Jacuzzi. Children will love the table tennis room and the games room that has table football, billiards and pinball machine. Take-away food is available at the snack bar or you can eat onsite, great for those in-between meal cravings!
Camping des Dunes - 3 stars - The Camping des Dunes comprises a 2.8 hectare site with 120 camping and caravanning plots, all with electric hookups. Pitches are separated by shrubbery, and the site also has modern toilet blocks and a wide variety of play activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the ball-pit, baby-bowling, trampoline, see-saws, table football and mountain bike hire. The campsite is friendly and family-orientated and also has mobile homes to rent... and it has fresh croissants in the morning! There is direct access to the beach from the campsite, and just 800m away are the shops of Lesconil
More details will follow on the upcoming Newsletter and websites / Facebook.
Entry will start after the Notice of Race has been published.
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