After being attacked by 2 orcas near Barbate a few weeks ago we did some research and came to some conclusions. I would like to share our experience and thoughts in the hope that others can avoid costly and potentially dangerous encounters with these orcas.
We thought we were being careful and were fairly close to shore, I think our attack is one of the closest to shore recorded, however we were in about 40m deep water when the attack started. We had sonar off, wind generator stopped and were sailing (at about 5.5 knots) in an attempt at ‘silent running’. I was helming (autopilot also off