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Antarctic cruise ship races to rescue solo sailor

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The crew of an Antarctic cruise ship steaming to the assistance of a French sailor adrift on the Southern Ocean in a life raft were preparing Sunday for a dramatic and delicate rescue operation in giant waves. 

Photo provided on December 28, 2010 by Rolex shows a yacht ploughing through the heavy seas of the Bass Strait off the coast of Tasmania.

Alain Delord was attempting to sail solo and without assistance around the world when his yacht, Tchouk Tchouk Nougat, was damaged in rough weather off southern Australia's Tasmania island on Friday.

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