06 September 2022

Topper World Championships 2022

70 International Toppers from across Europe, Asia and North America gathered at Fraglia Vela Riva, at the northern tip of Lake Garda for the 27th edition of the Topper World Championships, proving the enduring popularity of the Ian Proctor design.

The fleet goes afloat at the 2022 Topper Worlds, Fraglia Vela Riva

Many recent Olympians first made their name at the Topper Worlds, so the championships are always an intriguing insight into the young talent developing in this gender-equal single-hander.

After a Covid-induced wait of three years, Lake Garda delivered classic conditions for Monday’s opening qualifying series -  bright sun, 36° and the southerly Ora breeze arrived promptly at 12.30, building to a solid 17-18 knots.

Boats round the windward 'Marbot robotic buoys at the Topper Worlds 2022

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