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Welcome to the official BOCC Club website.
In 2015 the BOCC are holding a Rally near Paris during Whitsun Bank Holiday week, additionally there is a series of rallies in Ireland from the end of May to the middle of June.
Thank you for visiting our website which is designed to promote the activities of the Bailey Owners' Caravan club.
The club is dedicated to the hobby of rallying with Bailey caravans and motorhomes on a nationwide basis and is now over 40 years old with more than 530 member units. With Bailey now introducing a range of motorhomes the BOCC would like to welcome any owners of these vehicles to also join us where they will be most welcome!
The BOCC is founded on friendship, fun and freedom, in an independent club run by and for the members with the full support and encouragement of the factory. Please feel free to browse our pages and we hope that if you are an existing or prospective Bailey owner, we can convince you of the benefits of membership.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING AND RALLYING WITH YOU.
Message from a first time rallier after our recent 2014 Easter Rally held at the Royal Windsor Racecourse.
Dear Kevin Mike and Elizabeth
We just wanted to take a moment of your time and thank you and all of your great committee for such a fun and truly brilliant rally weekend. Rona and Danno had prepared us well for the adventure ahead of us!
You all truly delivered a great weekend, and we came away think wow we cannot wait to book the next rally.
From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. We loved the neatly laid out rows of Bailey Caravans, the super friendly atmosphere that just grew warmer and warmer as the days went by.
We loved the organisation of each and every event, and the way you could all bring your own food and drink! Note to self we need to invest in a nice smart bag to transport our beverages to and from the caravan!
The venue and setting was spectacular, and we enjoyed a brilliant boat trip from Windsor back to the private jetty, all very well organised again. All of the events were fun and engaging and the Bingo was a real eye opener, of which we really enjoyed!
So we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future!
Kind Regards Jane J.
During our rallies a wide and diverse range of activities are arranged by the marshals which have included:- Childrens crafts and competitions, quizes, bingo, walks (sometimes to a pub for food), silly games, beer tasting, fancy dress events, conker championship, fishing competitions, hog roast, barbeques, brewery tours, teddy bears picnic, egg and spoon races.
This picture and poem was produced by one of our Junior members as an entry to a rally competition.
The poem reads:
BOCC is the place to be,
Own a caravan then come and see,
Collect lots of rally placks with raffle prizes to be won,
Come on down and have some fun!
BOCC Victorious over Luner-tics in France
While in France during June the Bailey Owners club was challenged to a Petanque competition by members of the Lunar Owners Club, who were into the second week at L'Isle Verte in Montsoreau on the Loire. While the Boules terrain was not up to the standards normally expected for such an important competition, but as this had been organized as a "friendly" match between the two clubs we entered into the spirit of the challenge. Both clubs provided 14 pairs and the competition was played on a knockout basis, with the first round matches being contested by teams from each club, further matches were then drawn from the winners of the first round matches. Most of the games were played in front of partisan crowds, on either side of the playing area, and much "harmless banter" was exchanged between the supporters of both teams. The petanque area was not the place for neutral observers during this match. As the competition progressed through the knockout stages it became apparent that the Bailey Owners were able to cope with the vagaries of the playing area better than the Lunar players, and indeed when we reached the semi-final stage all four pairings were BOCC members, this did not detract from the competitive determination of the players. The final was played as a prelude to a joint Bailey / Lunar B-B-Q, with Ian and Shiela Hone playing Bruce Bailey and John Cartwright,againboth teams played with determination and the advantage swung first one way and then the other, with Bruce and John coming out the eventual winners. The site owner Clermont presented the winning pair with a trophy and a bottle of refreshment, before both clubs settled down to enjoy our B-B-Q and the wine donated for the occasion by Alan Rogers. (please see the photo contained in the slide show above)
We would of course offer our sincere thanks to both Clermont and Alan Rogers for their support, and of course all those who participated from both clubs.
A second trophy was contested later in the month at Domaine du Logis where the men played the ladies in a 17 hole (one hole was under repair) crazy golf competition, this was played for an equally magnificent trophy, and was again contested with great competitive spirit. The result was a close victory for the men, but I do believe that the ladies team will be stronger next time.