After 129 days at sea, Mylène Paquette achieved her ultimate objective: crossing the North Atlantic rowing solo.
Mylène could count on the support and coaching of her team on the ground; team who kept daily contact with her and kept us duly informed of her progress.
She crossed the finish line on November 12, 2013. She faced several days of bad weather, extreme conditions, 100 km winds, ten-meter waves, and capsized on 10 occasions.
Thanks to her determination, courage and unwavering optimism, she overcame all and beat the odds. She immediately becomes the 1st North American woman to achieve this extraordinary journey. Congratulations to you Mylène! You’ve demonstrated that anything is possible, and you have touched and motivated thousands of people. The Happy Yak herd salutes you.