John Iddon Jnr

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have heard from Nick Iddon, the son of our founder John, that his brother, also John, passed away two weeks ago.
John jnr had been suffering from dementure for over a year.
He was, with his father, a founder member of our club.
Further to the recent news of the sad passing of John.A.Iddon[Jnr]., son of the late John K.Iddon, herewith below are funeral details, for those who may wish to pay their respects.
Easthampstead is close to Wokingham, Berks., & can be accessed from the M3, at J.4.

the date is the 18th of May 4.30 pm followed by a reception at Easthampstead Conference centre


Dear Members we have again been invited by the Royal Motor Yacht Club to hold a Summer Meeting at their Sandbanks premises…..those of you who attended the last meeting there will remember what a stunning location it is and that a superb weekend was had by all….
The date is the 2nd and 3rd of June and will again include a Trophy Dinner in the Clubroom….there is limited accommodation
available and full details will be posted shortly….Mike


The Annual AGM will take place on…

In view of the Location and that we have been invited to hold the AGM at such a prestigious address we request that dress be Smart Casual …please no jeans or T shirts…..

RYA AWARDS John Iddon honoured…

To all COPC member please see the following information re the RYA Awards Event in Southampton…and the offer given to club members… The Event will be used by the RYA to remember John Iddon our founder with a special award …..
From Jeni Jelf…RYA….
If you or anyone else from the COPC would like to also attend the dinner attend the dinner, tickets are still available. They are normally priced at £65.00 but due to the connection with John Iddon, we are in a position to reduce that price to £55.00 a ticket for COPC members or friends of John. If you are interested, please contact Natalia directly on 02380604240 to make the booking.

The RYA Powerboat Racing Department is pleased to welcome you to the annual awards ceremony, the most prestigious event in the British Powerboat Racing calendar. This is a fantastic opportunity for teams and clubs alike to come together and celebrate the achievements of the past season. The awards ceremony will take place in the Normandie Suite at the Novotel Hotel Southampton, which includes a formal 3 course meal.
RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony
Saturday 3rd February 2018

We are offering a discount on the ticket fee if booked before Friday 8th December 17 which will be £65 per head (£75 after 08/12/2017) and special rate for children under 12 at £40. The ticket price includes entertainment and there will be two complimentary bottles of wine on each dining table. Dinner ticket order sheet enclosed, which will need to be returned promptly to guarantee your reservation.
We will meet at 18.00 hours in the hotel bar for a drinks reception, leading to the Normandie Suite for the awards ceremony to start at 19.00
The Dress code will be formal jackets for men and full or cocktail dress for ladies.
The RYA have set aside rooms at the Novotel Southampton with standard and double room occupancy at very reasonable rates, you may also upgrade your room if you wish, please arrange all hotel bookings with the hotel direct which can be done calling 02380 330550 or online…/owm007270-001-rya-powerboat-ra…
RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony
Saturday 3rd February 2018

Stay at Novotel Southampton for The RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony


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