Jason Carrington, the bowman aboard the VOR leading yacht Assa Abloy, who collapsed four days ago with abdominal pain and a fever, is recovering
Jason Carrington, the bowman aboard the VOR leading yacht Assa Abloy, who collapsed four days ago with abdominal pain and a fever, is recovering.
Carrington, who collapsed on deck has been treated by Klabbe Nylof – the yacht’s medic – and after a series of intra muscular antibiotic injections, is beginning to respond to the treatment.
Skipper of the boat, Neal McDonald, decided that the most sensible thing to do was transfer Carrington off the boat at Cape Reinga but as his condition has improved overnight, Carrington will, depending on the doctor’s decision, stay on the boat until the finish of Leg 3 in Auckland. Mark Rudiger wrote from the boat: “Jason’s temperature is normal this morning and he is feeling a bit better. Jason at this point would like to stay onboard unless doctors advise he must depart. The situation is not life threatening and Jason is a tough lad. He is suffering from abdominal pains, which have been hard to diagnose by the doctors on shore. We will keep a close eye on him. He is in the bunk, eating and drinking again, so we will continue sailing to Auckland, fighting hard to keep our lead.”