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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.

Club Business

Trustees Meeting June 25th
Wifi, moorage issues to be discussed

From the Secretary


The last Trustee’s Meeting on May 28, 2014 had two issues that the KYC membership needs to be aware of.

The first issue concerns the KYC internet usage and the request to develop a usage policy for users that addresses limits on downloading. The second issue is a request […]

Club Business | Hamburger Night

Friday ‘Burgers & Special Meeting

From the Rear Commodore:

In addition to Hamburger night Tomorrow, Friday 5-30-14, kindly hosted by Laura Murph and Bonnie Douglas, we will have a very brief membership meeting to vote on several applications for membership.

If you would please sign in when you arrive at the club house, we can be sure we have […]

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.


Club Business | Hamburger Night

Hamburger Season

From the rear commodore:

Just a reminder, EVERYONE is invited to host a hamburger night.

Thankfully, we have only four Friday nights not yet covered. July 4th, August 22,29 still need hosts. Also, a few people have signed up for more than one hamburger night. If you haven’t signed up, and this is the […]

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 […]

Club Business

KYC Trustees Meeting
Date change to avoid conflict with sailing activities

The KYC Trustees meeting will be on Wednesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. The change from Thursday to Wednesday was made to avoid a conflict with Thursday evening sailing activities.

Club Business

Fly Those Flags

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 […]

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 […]

Merchandise |

Swap Meet Saturday

Got stuff to sell? Looking for boat stuff? Plan on the KYC Swap Meet Saturday Morning. Here’s the scoop:

What: Boater’s Swap Meet When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00 a.m. to noon Where: KYC Clubhouse How: Show up with your stuff–Laura Murph will have tables set up in the clubhouse Why? Fun and Profit

And […]

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 Wednesday. - Dixon Entrance East February 20, 2018
    Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots except northeasterly outflow 15 to 25 near Portland Inlet this morning. Wind becoming light this afternoon then increasing to northwest 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind northerly 10 to 20 Wednesday. Chance of flurries or showers overnight and Wednesday morning. Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2018
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