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Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC)
P.O. Box 6694
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

The Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC) is a domestic non-profit corporation, registered and licensed to do business in the State of Alaska. The Ketchikan Yacht Club blog is an information service for members and guests, and a public advertisement for the Ketchikan Yacht Club.

Boating and navigation information in this blog is published in good faith based on the best information available including local knowledge, but is not intended to replace authoritive sources. Mariners are cautioned to use all authoritive sources when planning trips or operating a boat.

The Ketchikan Yacht Club is organized as a social and recreation club under section 501(C)(7) of the U.S. Tax Code; contributions are not tax deductible.

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The Ketchikan Yacht Club was formed to encourage yachting, promote seamanship, and encourage the use of recreational advantages in Southeastern Alaska and particularly at Ketchikan, Alaska; and further, to provide and maintain a clubhouse for the recreation of its members, anchorage and other facilities for the use of its members and for such other fraternal, social and educational purposes as the club may engage in.

Ketchikan Yacht Club, Thomas Basin, Ketchikan AK

The Ketchikan Yacht Club consists of sail boat owners, power boaters, commercial sea pilots and captains, pleasure boaters–and some that own no boat at all. With a love of sailing and cruising, however, club members find a common bond of comraderie.

Established in 1933, KYC celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2008, with a 75 year celebration held in August 2008. At this approximate location for 75 plus years, the KYC was one of the initial tenants of Thomas Basin when it was built. Our annual year runs January to December, with elections held in December.

The club has two periods of active membership during the calendar year, from January to May, and from Sept to December. The summer recess includes June,July and August, when no meetings are held other than for the trustee’s monthly reviews of activities.

The summer features Friday evening BBQs, occasionally brunches, some informal cruises and group get togethers, community projects and lots of visits with cruisers visiting Ketchikan for perhaps the first time. We invite you to stop by on a Friday Night, and meet others with your same interests.