More than 1000 people gathered in the marquee tent in Essaouira on Saturday, April 1, 2017 to ring out the 27th Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in style. A total of 158 teams, including 1 electric vehicle, participated in the 27th edition of this one-of-a-kind adventure. It is the only international off-road Rallye race for women only. Since 1990, it has been bringing together women between the ages of 18 and 71, from more than 30 different countries, who embark on an adventure of a lifetime from the French city of Nice and onward to the start of the Rallye in the Moroccan desert. Participants of the 2017 rally included model Kiera Chaplin and her teammate, Miss France 2005 Cindy Fabre, who came in 6th place out of 137 teams in their vehicle category.