THE TOPAZ

 

"The Topaz is a landmark design offering the perfect combination of simplicity and thrills" Yachts & Yachting

 

The TOPAZ Sailing System hull comfortably holds two people of any size and comes with a choice of rig options delivering versatility without a hint of compromise.

 

The TOPAZ UNO PLUS is the most popular rig option and one of the very best sellers amongst the Topper International range. The UNO PLUS offers great value as a simple one or two person boat. It is easy to handle and very robust and provides a great introduction to sailing as well as being an ideal family multi-purpose dinghy.

 

UNO PLUS

UNO PLUS - Two sails

The UNO PLUS and UNO RACE PLUS give an extra dimension to the simple UNO rig. The upgrades require a minimal tweak to the rigging of the standard UNO but add a greater sailing variety that only the ultra-versatile Topaz Sailing System truly delivers.

UNO PLUS - Made for two

The huge curvaceous self-draining cockpit is deep and safe providing more space than any other boat. There is comfortable room for two - an onboard instructor or you and a friend. The additional buoyancy required by the Sailing System and a higher freeboard than on competitors designs ensures that two people can enjoy perfect sailing without the boat taking on water over the transom or the bow nosediving.

UNO PLUS - Easy upgrade

You can upgrade your UNO or UNO RACE to a PLUS in minutes - simply add the jib and you have the best value two person sailboat on the market. The addition of the jib is a real winner for young families and it has proved to be our best seller.

UNO RACE

UNO RACE - More power

The Topaz UNO RACE has been designed for the more adventurous singlehanded sailor who demands that extra bit of performance. She is everything you want from a hiking singlehander. The UNO RACE is sensationally fast and are in total control. Painstaking development mean that the UNO RACE is powerful and responsive yet unbelievably easy to sail. Rigging remains simple, the only alterations to the UNO rig are a powerful sail and a high-tech extra-length rudder blade.

The larger 6.9 square metre Mylar mainsail is fully battened and a fuller sail shape cranks up the speed whilst retaining controllability. The sleek epoxy racing rudder blade offers low drag and added control to enable you to enjoy all of that extra power.

UNO RACE - High Specification

It is as we progress up through the various Sailing System rig options that we begin to really appreciate some of the exceptionally high-tech fittings and features that come as standard on all Topaz. The neat 4:1 centre mainsheet system feeds through the top specification RONSTAN centre mainsheet jammer. This is fitted as standard on all Topaz and is the same fitting used on the Buzz and many other high-performance ‘new generation’ racing sailboat.

The Topaz also comes complete with a shock absorbent hull plate as standard. Developed from the famously robust Topper dinghy, the hull plate system protects the hull and daggerboard should you run aground. The rudder system will also kick-up to protect the blade in the event of impact. The UNO Race is a superb performance singlehander and gives you the freedom to really indulge yourself.

UNO RACE X

UNO RACE X - Pocket rocket

The latest edition to the comprehensive stable of Topaz sailing system rigs. The Topaz Race X adds a new and exciting option for singlehanded or two crew sailing. The power source is a large but controllable fully battened 6.9m2 mylar main sail and a big race jib. But the icing on the cake for this little pocket rocket comes in the shape of a full-on 9.0m2 asymmetric gennaker.

UNO RACE X - Affordable gennaker sailing

The gennaker system is supremely efficient and even young sailors can raise or lower the gennaker on a single line launch as smoothly as the professionals.

You can always keep the powerful gennaker under wraps until you are ready to unleash the ultimate adrenalin rush. But once you've experienced the power and control the Race X provides with kite up you won't want to miss out ever again.

UNO RACE X - Seriously fast

The recent Yachts and Yachting test concluded that the Race X will deliver "seriously fast sailing for the club sailor right through to a professional sailor. The asymmetric system is simple, easy to use and easy to rig and takes the boat to yet another level only found in boats costing twice the retail price".

UNO RACE X - Thumbs up from Sunsail

Market leading holiday company Sunsail have reported back that their Topaz Race X are constantly on the water and never on the beach at their centre in Colonna in the Caribbean. In fact they go on to say that this boat, more than any other, is being sailed by virtually every client that goes on their holidays proving the huge appeal yet accessibility of the new Race X rig. They are so impressed that they have ordered Topaz Race X to go in all their centres.

TRES

TRES - New generation

The Topaz TRES offers sailors of all abilities the excitement of the new generation racing designs at unbeatable value for money. The TRES utilises a second mast position to provide the perfect rig balance for two handed sailing. This is a unique feature of the Topaz Sailing System. Slot in the aluminium deck beam, tapered single spreader mast, add the trapeze and powerful fully battened rig and you're ready to go.

TRES - Thoroughbred performance

The Topaz Tres is large enough to offer thoroughbred performance, yet easily handled by lightweights and young sailors. The TRES will inspire confidence in those who are new to high performance sailing. The secret is the perfect combination of power and control - The Topaz TRES is the ultimate first trapeze sailboat.

TRES - Hull design

The Topaz hull is designed to be stiff and light making it ideal for a full-on modern two-sail rig. Additional built-in buoyancy and a higher freeboard than on competitors designs ensures that two people can enjoy perfect sailing without the boat taking on water over the transom or the bow nosediving.

TRES - Rig design

The tapered mast is supported by an aluminium beam that slots into specially moulded recesses. The beam also provides a neat platform for control line and halyard cleats for the sophisticated rig. Big roach, fully battened main and high aspect ratio jib transform the TOPAZ into a two-person flyer with a pedigree performance feel - yet no loss of the outstanding stability and vice-free temperament of the una-rigged versions.

TRES - Fast and Fun

The Topaz TRES provides exciting performance but can easily be handled by inexperienced crew. The responsiveness matches anything you'll find on a top racing dinghy yet the TRES remains remarkably stable and forgiving.

TRES - Asymmetric gennaker thrills

The Topaz TRES uses the same rig as the TRES with the addition of a potent gennaker system. In the three sail set-up with a modern, highly advanced rig, fully battened mainsail, retracting pole and single-line hoist and drop gennaker system, the Topaz is every inch a top racing boat.

Gennaker sailing is a real buzz. It is easy to underestimate the sheer exhilaration of sailing the Topaz TRES. When you are out on the trapeze, gennaker launched and fully powered up, few sailing experiences will come close. The Topaz TRES is the perfect introduction to asymmetric sailing.

TRES - Performance and Control

The powerful battened main and ample gennaker provides bags of excitement and performance without spoiling the concept of user friendliness by going over the top. Sail and rig positions are perfectly positioned and easy to adjust. The large and uncluttered self-draining cockpit provide a spacious and stable platform for helm and crew.

In high winds the mainsail reefing system is a welcome feature and the option of a furling jib means that the TRES can be transformed into a singlehander in minutes. A quick pull on the single-line gennaker system launch and the TRES takes off with blistering acceleration. Yet the loads on the gennaker can easily be managed by young sailors even in a big breeze.

Even though the TRES may well be seen as the perfect introduction to high performance sailing it has many years of progression built-in. For most crews there may well never be a need to move on.

 

The unique Trilam construction means the TOPAZ is virtually maintenance free. There is even a three-year hull warranty for total peace of mind. Ian Howlett's legendary design skills have made the Topaz a safe, user-friendly boat that can be sailed by children and adults of all sizes and abilities.

 

Light weight is a major factor in the Topaz's popularity. Easy to pop on top of the car or stow on our easy to use combination trailers, the boat is a perfect club racer and complement to any family weekend or holiday.

 

With the choice of rig to suit your needs the Topaz offers a wonderful array of sailing possibilities. But there is no need to just take our word for it:

 

"The Topaz scores top marks. She is smooth, responsive, and exceptionally well balanced, yet provides all the excitement you need. Topper has come up with a dinghy that has that special extra ingredient which sets it apart." Sailpower

 

"A boat for the 21st century. The Topaz is a truly groundbreaking multi purpose sailing dinghy. The Topaz is modern stylish, and easy to sail. A big hit with our guests." Sunsail

 

"Everything works faultlessly, and there is no doubt Topper have put a lot of thought into making one hull perform so may jobs so well." Yachts and Yachting

 

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