Rafting discipline in Morocco is growing, starting from Tilouguite, a small town and rural commune in Azilal Province, in a region located in the interior of the country called Béni Mellal-Khénifra. Tiloguite is crossed by Ahansal river that flows near to the Cathedral Imsfrane just before entering the village. A first formation meeting was held in February with the participation of instructors from Spain and Switzerland that certificated 12 guides.
Pre-descent with Cathédral Imsfrane in the background
From 18th to 26th April the Federation Royale Marocaine de Canoe Kayak with the support of World Rafting welcomed 35 young rafters for a second initiation stage into rafting discipline.
Following theory lessons according to the WRF Training Programme the participants, including 4 women, paddled their first descent of 9km in Ahansal river, from the Cathedral Imsfrane to the Tilougguite village.
“We warmly thank the President of the WRF Mr. Danilo Barmaz as well as Suisse contact Belabbas El Alaoui for the support to this project” said Mr El Mamoun Belabbas El Alaoui, President of the Federation Royale Marocaine de Canoe Kayak.
Mr Danilo Barmaz declared “This is an amazing beginning. WRF is proud of the great job that Moroccoan Federation is doing in the river: this is the aim of World Rafting movement and seeing new rafters approaching and loving the rafting discipline makes us happy and aware that this is the right direction. Morocco has many breathtaking natural scenarios surrounding nice water courses and a lot of potential that has already started to become an amazing reality. Last but not least, I am really satisfied to see 4 women approaching the river and enjoying it, congratulations and welcome on board!”