Topper Worlds 2024 venue revealed...
ITCA World President Andy Millington signs the Topper Worlds 2024 host agreement with FVRM President Arturo Garcia Pallares.
ITCA World is pleased to announce that the Topper Worlds 2024 will take place on the Mar Menor, in Murcia, Spain, from the 22nd - 26th of July. The championships will be hosted by the Federación De Vela Region De Murcia, (FVRM) at Los Alcazares, which was previously the CAR Spanish Olympic Sailing center.
The Mar Menor is effectively an inland sea, only separated from the Mediterranean by a very narrow sand spit on its eastern border, with a slender opening 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, a 300-room on-site accommodation block as well as preferential access to hotels a short walk along the seafront. 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 ferry to Santander, or by road through France.
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 paddleboards can be hired. Further information will follow in due course, but we just wanted to whet your appetite now.