Vendee sailor on anti-biotics

British sailor Dee Caffari sailing Aviva her Open 60 has been taking a pre-emptive course of antibiotics to control an inflamed knee in preparation for her first adventure in the south in the Vendee Globe, solo, non-stop, round-the-world-race.

Dee, said: ” I knew my knee was sore but when I peeled off some layers yesterday to have a shower I saw it was really red and swollen, and so I sent a picture to my medic and he has put me on an anti-biotic to see if we can clear it up. I think we might have caught it in time, so my fingers are crossed I have four days of antibiotics.

I am just looking to make sure it is mended before we get into the south and make sure it just does not get any worse.”