Mammoth Lakes, CA
With the first day of competition under their belt, the Rebelle Rally competitors made their way back to Basecamp 1 after an unscored Prologue Day that brought them to an on-time enduro right out the gate that would determine the start order for Day 1. Deemed as an easy and scenic stage for the competitors the afternoon brought panoramic views of the Eastern Sierra Mountain range and skirted them along the edge of Bishop, California to Chidago Canyon and the White Mountains. The highlight of the drive was the climb through a tight red rock canyon to Benton Crossing Road.
The Prologue gave the competitors the chance to practice each type of map and compass checkpoints (green, blue, black diamond and X options) as well as their on-time enduros.
After the scoring for the enduro was complete, it was determined that the team that will be the first off of the line for Day 1 will be Team #150 Desert Roots (Shelby Hall/Rori Lewis). Their incredible performance on the enduro gave them the top score of the day and will be departing the line bright and early at 7:00 am. Rounding out the top three scores for the Prologue enduro were two Rivian teams. Team #187 Limestone Legends (Lillian Macaruso/Alexandra Anderson) will be second off the line and Team #139 Headings United (Mandy Brezina/Alexandra Gilman) will be starting third. Many competitors look forward to the starting line every year and Alex Gilman from Team Headings United was no exception, “Mandy was a big reason I decided to go for it again this year. Getting to go out to Glamis earlier in September was a breath of fresh air and I can’t wait to be back on the start line.”
Tomorrow teams will start their first day of scored checkpoint competition where the clicks of their Yellow Brick Tracker will matter to their score!
PARTNER HIGHLIGHT – IRIDIUM/YB RACES/ROADPOST/ICOM
Communication is key.
As the Official Safety and Communications partner of the Rebelle Rally, Iridium and its network of partners keep people and things connected on the land, in the air or at sea. Through their constellation of 66 crosslinked LEO satellites, Iridium provides an end-to-end solution using the Iridium 9555, the ICOM IC-SAT100 (push-to-talk communications for staff) and YB Trackers.
Partners at Iridium are ICOM, Roadpost, and YB Tracking to support the Rally and all of its communications needs. Yellow Brick Tracking is the world’s largest satellite-based sports tracking provider and has been with the Rebelle Rally since its inception. Using the Iridium satellite network, competitor’s progress is tracked in real-time allowing fans to follow online or via the YB Races app. A significant amount of effort and communication is necessary to ensure safety and connectivity during the Rally. Experts since 1991, Roadpost is the solution for over 89,000 individuals, businesses, and governments to provide mobile satellite solutions. Each competitor is equipped with an Iridum-connected 9555 satellite phone from Roadpost. For the Rally staff, ICOM, a leader in cutting-edge communication technology provides Iridium-connected push-to-talk satellite radios to ensure crystal-clear communication for the event.