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

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.

Maintenance | Merchandise

Autopilot for Sale (needs repair)

Name: Mark Raine Email: Message: I have a Raymarine Autopilot model ST6000of sale. It was taken off a Hanschristian 38 and replaced. The pilot needs a brain box but was in working order other than that. I decided to go for a different model. I’m including the drive cylinder, flux compass, old brain box […]

Maintenance | Safety | Tourism

Thomas Basin Remodel Starts

Yacht Club users still in town will have noticed a big change in access to the float 2 location and the KYC clubhouse. This week has marked the start of the much needed rebuild of the Thomas Basin bulkhead and wall behind the Salvation Army building, starting at the ramp leading to Float 2 and […]

Maintenance | Sailing | Steak Night

This week at KYC (5/12/15)

Hello Yacht Club Members!

It’s looking like this week will bring some great weather to our fair city!

I’m looking forward to Thursday at 6 for the start of this weeks sailboat race. Should be a beautiful evening for sailing.

Also this week is the last steak night of the season, hosted by Judith and […]

Hamburger Night | Maintenance | Steak Night

Upcoming Activities

Hello Yacht Club members!

Join us today (Saturday) at the Yacht Club for breakfast at 9am followed by a few easy jobs around the clubhouse. (mostly just cleaning)

Also, starting at 10am you can have the Coast Guard check your boat so you know you’re ready for the season.

Next Friday, May 15th will […]

Club Business | Maintenance

Change in Plans!

Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the club house maintenance day has been put off for 1 week. We will NOT be there this Saturday (May 2nd). The new date is Saturday May 9th!

But this is a good thing! It gives you a chance to tell us what you want to do at the May […]

Maintenance | People | Safety

Quick Action Saves a Life

Help! Help! Help!

Robert Davis was sleeping on the Davis’s sailboat in Thomas Basin when he awakened to someone calling for help. He investigated, and found an intoxicated person had fallen into the water and couldn’t get back onto the dock. Robert managed to reach the victim in time, pulled him up by his belt […]

Maintenance | Safety | Training | Weather

Waggoner Flotilla is on the way

25 happy cruisers ready to depart for Alaska

Earlier this year, we committed to host a hamburger night upon the arrival of the Waggoner flotillas. The first of three flotillas is under way, just rounding Cape Caution in central B.C. They are on schedule, with an estimated arrival in Ketchikan of Friday, June 6th.


Maintenance | People

Dock Flowers

Flowers brighten the KYC float

This year the dock planters were the work of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 4071 including Nayomie Welty, Shaundra Rhodes-Bray and Karri Montero.

Scout Leader Sheila Miller and the three 12-year olds spend hours in the cold rain to plant marigolds and other flowers that brighten up the KYC dock […]

Maintenance | Safety

USCG Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks

Nearly all boaters are familiar with the USCG Vessel Safety Check program. USCG Auxiliary vessel inspector Tom Greninger will be available at the Ketchikan Yacht Club on Saturday morning (May 10) to complete the Vessel Safety Checks on some boats.

Although Mr. Greninger has limited time on Saturday, he will be available to do more […]

Club Business | Maintenance |

KYC Upcoming Activities

Put these on your calendar! There will be a work party to install the siding and other clubhouse projects this Saturday, May 3 starting at 9:00 am. (Breakfast will be served at 8:00) The next membership meeting on Tuesday, May 6. There will be a Potluck at 6:00pm followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm. […]

Marine Warnings/Forecasts

  • Forecast for Today Tonight and Tuesday. - Dixon Entrance East February 19, 2018
    Wind light except northeasterly outflow 15 knots near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 near noon then backing to northerly 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind northerly 5 to 15 Tuesday. Chance of showers or flurries today and early this evening. Temperatures near plus 1. Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2018
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