|Aicha des Gazelles: Ladie´s Marathonrally returns to Morocco for the 21st Year.|
The Rally Aicha des Gazelles is the only all-women’s off-road rally raid in the world. The rally is a grueling test of driving skill and navigation across southern Morocco’s most beautiful and challenging terrain.
The rally is unique whereby teams are not allowed technological assistance. In the absence of GPS, communications and service crews, teams must find the shortest distance between the checkpoints over nine days of competition with only the aid of traditional navigation - compass, outdated maps, and plotters. The event is an incredible test of endurance, patience, and teamwork, pushing competitors to their limits.
The Rally takes place from March 19th up to April 2nd 2011. Deadline for the registration is February 19th, 2011. The technical and administrative verifications will be held in Sete, France from March 19th to 21st, then the participants will travel to Morocco. Over 110 teams are expected to compete in the event - including professional drivers, athletes, celebrities and adventurers from across the globe.
The Aicha des Gazelles was founded in 1990 by Dominque Serra and is managed by Maienga Communications, France. In addition to being the only all-women’s rally raid in the world and a serious navigation test, the Gazelles Rally is known and respected for its non-profit organization, Heart of Gazelles.
Through broad reaching humanitarian efforts, the Heart of Gazelles brings aid to the region through extensive medical aid, support to orphanages and schools, sustainable development for villages, and job development for women. The rally is recognized as the only motorsport event globally with ISO 14001 Certification, having adopted strict environmental and citizen-friendly mandates and commitments.
For more informations please visit the official website at [ www.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com ].
2010/10/19 | 19:31 CET | EDITOR: MR/HS/VAN HOESEN