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

Editor:
Roger Maynard

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.

Club Business

Fly Those Flags

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KYC Rules require members to fly the burgee when in port during the summer boating season.

KYC Bylaws, Article IX, Paragraph 7:
Moorage includes a burgee, which will be flown from 
all Ketchikan Yacht Club vessels while in port 
between April 15 and September 15.

So, the rule is easy to follow–members with permanent KYC moorage get a free burgee each year just for asking, and they agree to fly it when in port.  There are still a few boats at the KYC dock that are not displaying their burgees– for those owners (you know who you are) it’s time to show the flag.

The burgee is properly flown on the starboard spreader of a sailboat, or from a staff on the bow or cabin top of a power boat–NOT from the stern, which is reserved for the U.S. flag or Yacht Ensign.

For more information on yacht flag etiquette, here is a simple summary: https://www.sailonline.com/seamanship/general-seamanship/flag-etiquette.

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