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AROUND THE RALLY2019-03-20T19:42:02+02:00

AROUND THE RALLY

RALLYE AÏCHA DES GAZELLES DU MAROC 2019

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Royal Air Maroc: official airline of the Rallye

Longtime Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc partner Royal Air Maroc is one of the leading companies in Africa.

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Three-star dining

Throughout the competition, the Gazelles and organizers enjoy the services of a dining tent offering meals as good as any three-star restaurant.

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Two “mothers and daughers” at the Rallye

There are two American teams in this year’s edition with rather a special relationship: 208 and 209. Karen is the mother of Jo Hannah, and Dana is the mother of Susie.

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Conclusive test for the two electric buggies

Four E-Gazelles VINCI Immobilier Gazelles gave it a try this year…

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Bosch Car Service: with the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc throughout the adventure

This morning, the Gazelles crossed the start line at the bivouac for the last time.

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Dupessey & Co trucks at the Rallye

Every time the bivouac moves, everyone gets to work to tear down quickly and efficiently.

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The CBA Informatique medical tent: an indispensable part of bivouac life

Every evening at the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc bivouac, the same ritual can be observed. A number of Gazelles make their way to the CBA Informatique tent to tend to their cuts and bruises.

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Team 182: volunteer firefighters at the Rallye

With their fire truck, Séverine and Amélie do not go unnoticed at this 29th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. Meet the members of this truck team, who are taking part in the event for the first time

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Team raising awareness for bone marrow donation

The two longtime friends are taking on the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc for the first time.

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A world No. 1 among the Gazelles

Carine Poentis is a world No. 1 in pony pairs. She chose the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles help her prepare for her next competition.

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Celebrating the dunes with a glass of champagne

What better way to celebrate today's leg in the dunes, the epitome of challenge and accomplishment, than with a glass of champagne?!

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The Bosch Car Service mechanics workshops: where the Gazelles pamper their third teammate

Not far from the bivouac lies a parallel world: the Bosch Car Service mechanics workshops. This space, set up a short distance from the rest of the bivouac, is a sacred place for the Gazelles.

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Team 171 – Ivy Howerton “I encourage American women to come experience this incredible adventure!”

Ivy Howerton first learned about the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles from a news article that showed up in her newsfeed about Grace Kelly’s granddaughters [Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Pauline Ducruet] taking part in 2018.

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Team 143: an unusual team

There are mother/daughter teams and teams or sisters or cousins at the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. And, surprisingly, there is even a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law team, Françoise and Sofia!

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HEC: Event partner and a team in the Rallye

Caroline BARANGER, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Events at HEC, had the honour of giving the start for the famous leg in the dunes.

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Sylvie and Marina won over by their electric experience!

Driving an electric vehicle in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles wasn’t necessarily Sylvie’s first choice

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Understanding the rankings

As a reminder, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is based on navigation, not on speed.

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An Afriquia service station at the bivouac

Omar ETTAJ, Regional Director of Afriquia’s Tanger office, signalled the start for Leg 1 this morning.

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First night at the bivouac

The night was cool and windy, in keeping with a sense of adventure! And also extremely bright: the Gazelles were lucky enough to spend their first night at the bivouac under the spring equinox “supermoon”.

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Team 600: a challenge within the challenge in an electric buggy

Sihame and Amel are taking part in their first Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc.

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Spotlight on the Canadians

Teams 126 and 199 have come straight from Canada. There are 4 Canadian teams in this 29th edition.

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Additional “challenges” for the Gazelles

The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc has an official points-based ranking as defined by the rules and regulations.

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The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc: a navigation rally for women

Since its creation by Dominique Serra in 1990, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc has been bringing together more than 300 women from more than 10 different countries every year.

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157 teams for this 29th edition

This 29th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, a 100% women-only event, is dedicated to another woman: prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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#FreeNasrin

Dominique Serra has dedicated this 29th edition to Nasrin Sotoudeh – prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate – who has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes for “inciting corruption and prostitution” by defending women who took off their headscarves in public.

I encourage everyone to sign the petition for her release.