Adrift at sea – Alain Delord's life raft is pictured adrift in seas south of Australia and shortly before his rescue by the cruise ship Orion
Rescuers – A rescue boat from cruise ship Orion reaches Alain Delord's life raft on Sunday.
Three-day ordeal – Delord is dragged from his life raft onto the rescue boat. He had been in the raft for almost 3 days.
Warm welcome – Delord is given a warm welcome once onboard the Orion by expedition leaders Don and Margie McIntyre
Solo skipper – Alain Delord onboard his yacht named 'Tchouk Tchouk Nougat' as he leaves the harbor of Crouesty in western France for a solo round-the-world tour on October 27.