CASTLE Cove Sailing Club plays host to the South West Topper Annual Traveller Series on Sunday, which has previously seen up to 40 sailors and their families attend.

The SW Traveller Series comprises nine fixtures each year from April through to October.

Events are held at different locations, ranging from Porthpean, Cornwall to the Cotswolds and are run by the host club.

Participants in this series generally age from 10 to 16 years, and vary in experience from relatively new to national champions.

The popular topper is a single-handed, single-sailed dinghy, it was designed in 1977 with 50,000 boats sold.

The topper class is known worldwide as the ‘friendly class’ and prides itself on this reputation.

On Saturday, there will be an open coaching day run by the South West Topper group who will employ some very experienced coaches who will adapt the sessions to match the abilities of the sailors involved.

Mark Richardson, the event organiser, said: “It is possible to register for either event on the day at Castle Cove Sailing Club, but it assists with planning if an earlier indication is given. This can be done using the ITCA GBR website.

“If there is anyone new to Toppers, and thinking of joining the fun and friendly competition and training offered in that area, then that website can also provide more information on how to get involved.”