Owned by H.Read the 26ft Watson built ragged chine Foamflyer finished 10th in the 69
Round Britain race, powered by 2 Evinrudes totalling 420hp. Mr Read will be remembered for his escapades
in the little Ianthe in the 61 Cowes Torquay when they exchanged an Evening Standard with a Russian
Trawler for petrol to enable them to finish the race.

The Watson ragged chine never got the recognition due in powerboat racing but went on to make its mark
on countless G.L.Watson built lifeboats for the RNLI.

Later Foamflyer was owned by Mike Lloyd, Alan Goodwin and Peter Myles.

March 2010
Foamflyer was rescued from a farmers field in Devon via ebay, Foamflyer has made the journey to Sussex where she will
be cared for by new owners Ben Yates and Tim Hardwicke.

Follow the story of Foamflyer’s restoration progress at Ben & Tim’s website:




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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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