A yacht sailing in studland bay

Sailors have until 15 December to respond to a call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay, which could see all sailing and watersports banned

whales have been known to interact with yachts

With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish coast, Katy Stickland investigates what may be driving the whales’ behaviour and what steps cruisers can take to avoid an encounter