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February 02, 2023 1 min read

Charles Wood Topper

Charles has recently over the last year been getting really involved and enjoying racing his Topper. After completing his RYA Levels he began sailing an Oppie and shortly after started sailing the Topper 

Let's find out some more info on how and where Charles started sailing.

When Did You Start Sailing?

At Aged 7, as a “Sprat” starting the youth sailing journey Warsash Sailing Club.

What Was Your First Boat?

An Optimist, and we also had a fiberglass Mirror so we could go sailing as a family.

Now enjoy Topper Racing, Paddle boarding, kayaking and cruising up the river in our small renovated 50 year old motor boat.

What Club Do You Sail From?

Currently I sail from Warsash Sailing Club

What Was Your Biggest Achievement So Far In Sailing?

Winning the Southern Area Toppers 4.2 Fleet, in the 2022 season.

What Is Your Favourite Venue You Have Sailed At?

Warsash. Plenty to contend with; Tide and various wind conditions depending if we go out of the river into the Solent or up river to find more sheltered conditions.

What Is Your Main Goal For 2023?

My main goal for 2023 is to compete in the southern travellers, national series and then the end of season Nationals.

Where Would You Most Like To Sail In The Future?

I love to sail anywhere warm! But with the right kit, even when the decks are frozen, being on and in the water is great fun.