Orcas pose a real risk to yachts travelling down the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal.

As many of you will know, over the past few years Orcas have started attacking yachts along the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal, and occasionally further afield.  If you are planning on visting these areas, it will be prudent to keep up-to-date with the latest information - particularly so you can avoid the areas where attacks are occuring.  Also, it is important to the wider sailing community that the result of any passage along this coast is reported regardless of whether Orcas were encountered or not.

The links below should provide a starting point for learning about the phenomenon, and what actions you should take.