31 March 2012
Time for a gala evening
The Gazelles on M6, video 21
An emotional prizegiving celebration
After parading along the sunny beach of Essaouira, the Gazelles proceed to the immense marquee tent installed at the edge of the medina for this last day of festivities. There they are greeted by a guard of honour composed of members of the Organization; applause and cheering accompany them as they make their way to the rows of seats reserved for them in front of the stage. Before the prizegiving ceremony begins, a short film made up of images from this year's event pays homage to the Rallye's loyal partners, illustrating their involvement and commitment to the event and to women in general [...]
A personal victory for every Gazelle
Video: winners of the 22nd edition
On the road to Essaouira!
The night was short for those who celebrated the end of the competition into the wee hours! Breakfast at 06:00, departure at 07:00 - a lazy morning by the standards of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. Their vehicles packed, the Gazelles have set out for Essaouira in small groups. They will stop for lunch along the way to enjoy some flavourful local specialty - tajine anyone? The scenic 8-hour drive will take them through the Moroccan mountains and along the coast between Agadir and Essaouira. A kind of decompression chamber between the intense rhythm of the Rallye and the last day of festivities in Essaouira.