The Cowes–Torquay Winners 1961 to 1970

The Cowes–Torquay Winners 1961 to 1970

1961-THUNDERBOLT TOMMY SOPWITH
25′ BRUCE CAMPBELL CHRISTINA / RAY HUNT
2 X 325 HP CADILLAC CRUSADERS
TIME ; 7 HRS 17 MINUTES
SPEED 24.5 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 156 NM

Thunderbolt

1962 TRAMONTANA JEFFREY QUILL
42 FT VOSPER/ Du CANN
2 X 1054 HP PETROL CRM’S
TIME ; 5 HRS 10 MINUTES
SPEED 36.8 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 170 NM

Tramontana

1963 A’SPERANZIELLA RENATO “SONNY” LEVI
30FT CANTIERI NAVAL TECHNICA / LEVI
2 X 400 FORD DEARBOURNE INTERCEPTORS
TIME ; 4 HRS 43 MINUTES
SPEED 40.8 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 167 NM

Levi

1964 SURFRIDER CHARLES and JIMMY GARDNER
31 FT BERTRAM / RAY HUNT
2 X 390 HP DAYTONA’S
TIME ; 3 HRS 52 MINUTES
SPEED 48.9 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 164 NM

Surfrider

1965 BRAVE MOPPIE DICK BERTRAM
38 FT BERTRAM SPECIAL / RAY HUNT
2 X 550 HP CUMMINS DIESELS
TIME ; 4 HRS 58 MINUTES
SPEED 40 MPH
RACE DISTANCE

Brave Moppie

1966 GHOST RIDER JIM WYNN
28 FT SOUTER / WYNN
2 X 500 HP DAYTONA’S
TIME ; 4 HRS 49 MINUTES
SPEED 41 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 172 NM

Ghost Rider

1967 SURFURY THE GARDNER BROTHERS
36 FT SOUTER / LEVI
2 X 525 HP TURBO CHARGED DAYTONA’S
TIME ; 3 HRS 44 MINUTES
SPEED 53 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 172 NM

Surfury

1968 TELSTAR TOMMY SOPWITH
25FT SOUTER / SHEAD
1 X DAYTONA 600HP
TIME ; 6HRS 1 MINUTES
SPEED 37 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 198.3 NM

Telstar

1969 THE CIGARETTE DON ARONOW
32 FT CARY /ARONOW
2 X 475 HP MERCRUISERS
TIME ; 3 HRS 33 MINUTES
SPEED 66 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 205 NM

The Cigarette

1970 MISS ENFIELD 2 TOMMY SOPWITH
33 FT ENFIELD MARINE / SHEAD
2 X 425 HP MERCRUISERS
TIME ; 4 HRS 2 MINUTES
SPEED 58.5 MPH
RACE DISTANCE 204 NM

Miss Enfield II

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JOHN IDDON

Dear Members and friends 

You have probably all heard by now of the sad passing of our founder John Iddon….without whose foresight our club would not have come into existence.. John was adamant that the club would lead the way back to powerboating as we knew it in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s…with friendship and sportsmanship at its heart…how sad that just recently his wish seems to be on the verge of becoming fact again…..John was powerboating …he built them , raced them and scrutineered them .  He knew the sport inside out …one of the back room boys so often overlooked…we have lost a good friend and mentor…

FUNERAL DETAILS

The Late John.K.Iddon.
As many of you will have heard, John Iddon passed away last Sunday morning, 5th November, peacefully at home, aged 90.
I now have details for his funeral, which will take place on WEDNESDAY, 6th DECEMBER at 1245hours.
The Funeral is to be at The East Hampstead Crematorium, South Road, Nine Mile Ride (B3430), WOKINGHAM, RG40 3DW
Following the cremation, the wake will be held nearby at East Hampstead Conference Centre, off Peacock Lane, WOKINGHAM,
RG40 3DF
 All are welcome …lets give him a hero’s farewell…
Mike James
Vice President  COPC
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