Rally 2017

2017 IOW BRANCH RALLY
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September



Here are details of the 31st Annual IOW Branch MMOC Rally. We have once again decided to keep the Rally very informal, with a minimum of prizes, so that the emphasis is on enjoyment. There will be no entry fee once again, thanks to generous sponsorship from Tim Lang of Minor Magic, Taunton, Wight Business Services, our printers, and Prices Garage, Newport IOW.


Below you will find Wightlink booking details.

Basic camping facilities are available at Havenstreet Railway; this is available from Friday 1st September, to Sunday 3rd September . Cost is £3.50 per night, per tent, caravan, or Motor home and is payable over the rally weekend.
The Rally is once again being held at the popular site of Havenstreet Railway (PO33 4DS. Tel 01983 882204).
 FOR THOSE CAMPING. If you arrive before Saturday, do not enter the public car park, but turn sharp right again and follow the drive towards the station. This is a public right of way and passes close to houses, so please drive carefully and respectfully. On Saturday and Sunday entry to the Rally field will be via the main station approach and over a level crossing. Entry through the station gate and over the railway crossing will be controlled by railway staff. DO NOT open the gates yourself, wait for station staff to allow you access.

Please camp along side the far edge of the field opposite the entrance over the crossing




PLEASE NOTE. DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A SHORT LEAD AT ALL TIMES ON THE SITE. BIRDS OF PREY MAY BE FLYING AT ANY TIME AND ARE EASILY SCARED BY LOOSE DOGS. Anyone who blatantly ignores this condition may be asked to leave the site




Summary of events.



Saturday 2nd of September.




Fun Drive out to Monkey Haven. We have been given free entry to the venue as long as we all arrive together. However, we will be collecting donations, so please give generously. This does help us secure free entry into other events in future years. (http://www.monkeyhaven.org/)


We assemble for this in the Public Car Park at the front of Havenstreet Station at 1.30pm to leave in convoy at 2.00pm. We aim to put an Island car every five or six cars, so if you lose contact in front, just wait for the next few to come along. We will distribute maps on the day. Later in the evening we will hold a BBQ at Havenstreet Railway, at around 6.00pm. Provide your own meats etc, our Club will provide some puddings!




Sunday 3rd of September. Site opens at 9am


On arrival you will be able to purchase an attendance plaque.
The Refreshment Rooms will be open throughout the day, so if you arrive early, maybe get a full English breakfast! Cars can be parked wherever they wish, so you can group together in Branches if you wish to, or meet up with old friends. We expect to have vintage bus rides to scenic Island locations with fares going to the IOW Bus and Coach Museum, and discounted steam train travel on production of a Rally plaque. Shanklin Town Youth Band will be playing on site, there will be displays by Morris dancers and a Falconry display, and there will be an all makes Autojumble. Anyone staying on the Island late on Sunday is invited to join us for a meal at the Woodmans Arms, Wootton, during the evening.





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We are pleased to confirm that we can once again offer mainland entrants a 20% discount off our public WIGHTLINK fares.  Booking details remain as previous years. 
NOTE:- MINOR VANS AND PICKUPS CAN BE BOOKED ON FERRY AS JUST “A MINOR” TO GET RALLY DISCOUNT
DATE OF EVENT:        2 & 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

VALIDITY OF OFFER:  TUESDAY 29 AUGUST – WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2017

HOW TO BOOK

BY TELEPHONE:

1.         Contact the Call Centre on 0333 9997 333 (calls charged at local rate)

2.         State to operator that you wish to book the RALLY OFFER quoting Promotion Code RALLY

3.         Give operator full details of booking required (Date, Time and Port of travel for outward and return journeys, passengers number etc)

4.         A booking will be made (subject to availability) and payment will be required at this stage (by credit card)

5.         A £5.00 admin fee will apply to bookings made over the phone for cars.

 ONLINE:

 1.         Go to the Wightlink website www.wightlink.co.uk

2.         On the Home Page hover over GO tab and a drop down box will appear.  Click on BOOK and this will take you to the booking page

3.         Complete the booking details requested

4.         The Promotion Code RALLY should be entered on Step 4 in the Promotion Code box, (which is on the bottom of the page).  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROMOTION CODE IS CASE SENSITIVE AND SHOULD BE ENTERED

            AS CAPITAL LETTERS.

5.         Payment will be required (by credit card)

 CONDITIONS

Wightlink uses Flexi-Pricing for its public fares, which means that prices are not static and may increase in line with demand for that crossing. The sooner you book, the more likely you are to pay a lower fare and fares will generally get higher the closer you get to the sailing date, particularly during busier times.  Bookings for vehicles must be made and paid in advance.  All sailings are subject to availability. 

THE DISCOUNT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM THE PORT ON DAY OF TRAVEL

The discounted rate cannot be claimed retrospectively for bookings that have already been made and paid for.

 Depending on the type of booking made cancellation and amendment fees may apply.  These will be clearly advised/shown at the time of booking.  Please note when planning travel times that we require all customers to be at the port at least 30 minutes prior to travel.