South East Topper Traveller Series Explained
For many years the South East ITCA Region has hosted the “Traveller Series” to encourage regional sailors to enjoy the experience of sailing at other clubs. This is a series of regattas which are run with the tremendous support of local clubs right across the region. We are always grateful to all of our clubs for hosting these events and helping us to encourage Topper sailing. Every year we ask all of our clubs in the region whether they wish to host an event – sometimes they say yes because they have a strong Topper fleet that the club would like to become more active and at other times an event might already be a regular feature on their calendar. Please do let us know if your club would like to be considered to host one of these events for 2019.
At the Traveller Series there is the chance to compete to become the South East Traveller Champion and the South East Traveller Leading Girl. In order to qualify for these awards in the 2018 series you will need to have completed 7 of the 16 Traveller events. You will find the results on the results page and the calendar has all the event details. For some sailors this series can be very competitive for the awards, but it also gives our younger sailors a real chance to compete in single class fleet racing and, most importantly, it can begin to prepare you for the big fleet racing at events such as the National Series later in their career. We welcome both 5.3 and 4.2 sailors and hope to see you at as many of the events as you can make. One thing is certain is that everyone enjoys meeting up, trying out their new racing skills and measuring their progress.
Open Coaching Days Explained
To support sailors who wish to progress their sailing ability we hold Open Coaching events throughout the year. We also ensure that we include both tidal venues & lakes so that sailors can increase their experience of different sailing conditions. In order to take part in these training events all you need to be able to do is safely sail a triangular course (normally RYA level 2 youth certificate) and you will be put in a group with other sailors of similar sailing skill.