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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

Timothy Long ( 15 ), arrives in Largs during his attempt at becoming the youngest person to sail solo around Britain. Timothy from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, chose the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as a charity to support during his expedition, following Dame Ellen MacArthur’s similar sailing journey when she was 18. Image Credit Marc Turner / EMCT

Timothy Long, 15, is now the youngest skipper to have sailed solo around Britain. Katy Stickland asked him about his record breaking voyage and his future plans