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Having a Whale of a Time on a Saturday

A few weeks ago, captain Teddy Strawser and the crew aboard the Catalina 42 MkII Janie Jones were enjoying a Saturday sail on the Bay when they spotted whales. Three gray whales inside of Alcatraz and another just outside the Gate.

Fortunately one of the crew, Alex Houlton, was quick with the camera and managed to capture some video of the magnificent creatures. Alex put together this montage.

When he’s not sailing with whales, Teddy, who is a member of Sausalito Yacht Club, sails the Central Bay, and makes yearly trips into the Delta.

Have you spotted any whales recently? We’d love to see your photos if you have any. Send them to for inclusion in next month’s Sailagram.


  1. Susan Ruhne 6 months ago

    We watched one whale off the StFYC last night during dinner…. didn’t get video, but lots of spouts & seeing it’s back as it went back under!

  2. David Henry 6 months ago

    On April 28th, we saw a gray whale about a half mile from the entrance to the Richmond Yacht club, hanging around the red buoy by the shipping channel

  3. Catherine Callahan 6 months ago

    Why was the video gone?

    • Monica Grant 6 months ago

      HI Catherine, sorry about that, had a link hiccup. All fixed now.

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