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

Roger Maynard

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Cruising | People | Tourism

“Welcome to Alaska” Potluck
Wednesday evening, 6:00 p.m., KYC Clubhouse

Avid readers of this website will recall that back in January I spoke with Mark Bunzell, publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide–a major resource for boaters traveling from Puget Sound to Alaska. He mentioned that this year the Waggoner folks are leading three flotillas of cruisers to Alaska.

When presented with the idea, KYC trustees and members thought that a “Welcome to Alaska” hamburger night or potluck might be in order. After all, we want more cruisers to know that we’re the best place to park in Ketchikan, and sometimes the best advertising is “word of mouth.”

Spot prawns for lunch--one for me, one for him! Photo by Jim Dahl

Spot prawns for lunch–one for me, one for him! Photo by Jim Dahl

So tomorrow, the first flotilla of 10 boats carrying 25 people departs from Prince Rupert for Foggy Bay; on Wednesday they arrive in Ketchikan–two days earlier than planned!  So now we have a firm date, weather permitting: Wednesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. will be a “Welcome to Alaska” hamburger night/potluck at the KYC Clubhouse.

Flotilla leader Bunzell reports that the organized portion of their cruise ends in Ketchikan.  From here folks are on their own. Some folks have further cruising plans, others will be interested in cruising locally, and some have not made plans yet. All have questions about Alaska that we can help answer.

There will be a short program, then there will be plenty of time for good conversation and information trading.  We have plenty of answers to their questions–and they probably have a few stories about their trip. It’s a chance to make a good impression, and make new friends.

See you there!

25 happy cruisers ready to depart for Alaska

25 happy cruisers ready to depart for Alaska

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