Ivy is the team’s navigator, although the two teammates sometimes exchange roles. The beginning of the Rallye presents a steep learning curve: “I’m learning a lot, learning to translate between the map and the terrain around me.”
How did she find Leg 2 yesterday?
“Interesting… we got very lost, but decided to go in a direction that had more landmarks and that worked out. We actually were able to find our way back!”
And is she worried about tomorrow’s leg in the dunes?
“I think it’s going to be tough. Dunes are really tough, and when you get stuck, it’s a lot of work to get the vehicle out. We need to do a better job of figuring out the path to take through the dunes, to help avoid getting stuck…”
This year’s Rallye lineup includes 5 American women. “This event isn’t well known in the United States; I would love to see more American teams here,” remarks Ivy.
Her message to American women in search of adventure: “Come and challenge yourselves in the Moroccan desert! This is something you wouldn’t normally do, an opportunity to see landscapes that are ever changing. It’s absolutely amazing!”