Topper Worlds 2024, venue information
FVRM, Murica

The Topper Worlds 2024 will take place on the Mar Menor, in Murcia, Spain.

Hosted by the Federacion De Vela Region De Murcia, (FVRM) at Los Alcazares, previously the CAR Spanish Olympic Sailing Center. The dates will be July 20 - 26th, 2024.

The Mar Menor is an inland sea, only separated from the Mediterranean by a very narrow sand spit on its eastern border, with a narrow opening out to the sea. The relatively shallow waters can develop a short chop when the afternoon sea breeze kicks in, creating conditions not unlike Medemblik.

The venue boasts tremendous facilities, including a large sports hall, tennis courts, a 300 room on-site accommodation block as well as preferential access to hotels a short walk along the seafront.

View the on-site accomodation block price list here.  (In Spanish only for now)

To book a room in the on-site accomodation block use the booking form available here. and then email it directly to the CAR Center.

Two airports serve the region, the local Región de Murcia International Airport and Alicante airport. Driving from the UK and Ireland is made easy via the Brittany Ferry routes to Santander and Bilbao, or by road through France. ITCA World will be looking to secure discount deals on the main ferry routes to northern Spain, which is then an 8 hour drive to the venue.

There are lots of accommodation options within walking distance, as well as the on-site accommodation there are nearby hotels with preferential rates, camping and motorhome parking sites.

Download the recommended hotels and apartments list here. 

The video clip below of the 2023 Spanish Optimist Championships hosted by the CAR Center in 2023 shows a little of the facilities and the easy launch beach.

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 If you are looking for apartments for a group of families on a complex with pools and recreation facilities, such as golf courses and spas, then check out these recommended resorts:

Senator Mar Menor Golf & Spar Resort

Ona Hotel and Apartments

Roda Golf and Beach Resort

Santa Rosalia Lake & Life Resort




The FVRM has the support of many regional sponsors and in recent years has hosted several major Optimist championships, as well as the Wasp Europeans in 2022, The ILCA Copa de Espania 2022 and the Finn World Masters in 2021.

For parents and siblings wishing to join in the fun, there is an adjacent watersports centre where dinghies, windsurfers and paddle boards can be hired. Event Manager Maria´ Soto visited the recent Topper Technology International Topper Worlds in Cork and is keen to make the 2024 edition just as successful and as well-organised an event as we all enjoyed in Crosshaven.

See you in Los Alcazares, next year!