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November 12 2013

At 11:09 a.m. in France (05:09 a.m. EST) on November 12, 2013, after 129 days at sea, capsizing 10 time and facing waves of over 10 meters, Mylène Paquette became the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic Ocean, from Canada to France.

 

The crossing

Challenge : To row across the Atlantic Ocean, solo, from West to East
Route : From Halifax, Canada to Lorient, France
Distance : 2,700 nautical miles
When : July 6, 2013
Departure location : Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, Canada
Arrival location : Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly, Lorient, France

Route Mylene
« We can do anything with small measured steps, but sometimes one have to be brave enough to take the plunge. An abyss cannot be crossed with two small leaps!
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Citation Citation from a young patient from Sainte-Justine hospital