A`Speranziella, Sonny Levi’s 1963 Cowes Torquay winning cruiser has resurfaced in the ownership of Sebastian
Stapleton and will undergo a second restoration to her original 63 specification including Ford Interceptors.

She was purchased from Adam Younger 7 years ago and suffered badly after being wrapped in polythene, sweating
causing a myriad of rot problems. The poor condition of A`Speranziella was not of Adam Younger’s doing but
down to poor storage by the previous owner before she came into his possession. It will be remembered she was also
restored in 87 and appeared at Cowes for the CTC.

A'Speranziella A'Speranziella

Sebastian is adamant she will be restored to original spec with correct windows and screen.


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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…


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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