Project “Miss Speedbird” aka “Tolstar”

Project “Miss Speedbird” aka “Tolstar”

Good news is that another 60’s Cowes Torquay entrant is making a comeback!


Currently under restoration in Guernsey and owned by Gerry Pols is TOLSTAR now known as MISS SPEEDBIRD, this one off UIM Class 2 boat was built to a Colin Mudie design by Tolcraft in Poole in 1967 and was entered by Ian Toll in the 67 race…in those days she had a 310 hp Mercruiser in her 21′ hull and it was hoped to attain 50knots. She was later raced with her cabin (as Tolstar was a flat deck) under the name MISS SPEEDBIRD by a BOAC pilot Bob Attwood.

Miss Speedbird – 22/04/2010 Cabin door and electrical cupboard
Miss Speedbird – 10/05/2010 First coat of paint
Miss Speedbird – 10/05/2010 Glad when all the sanding’s done
Miss Speedbird – 21/08/2010 Now beautifully painted
Miss Speedbird – 21/08/2010 Proudly sporting her name

Gerry Pols "Miss Speedbird" looking superb on her birth…
Gerry was gutted when he was unable to bring her over in August but has promised that the 2012 Rally will see her back in the Solent after many years to join in the fun…

Miss Speedbird - 28/05/2011
Miss Speedbird – 28/05/2011
Miss Speedbird - 02/07/2011
Miss Speedbird – 02/07/2011

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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

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