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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 | Hamburger Night | Steak Night

KYC Needs Your Help

KYC runs on volunteer labor, so here is an appeal to members from the Rear Commodore:

1. Our last regular membership meeting of the season is Tuesday May 6th. The potluck will begin at 6pm with the business meeting beginning at 7pm. Many of our traveling members are home so come welcome them.

2. Steak […]

Club Business | Maintenance |

KYC Work Weekend May 3

It’s time for the KYC Spring work party! We have a list of projects to be done on the clubhouse and docks, and boating season is almost here…so spend a little time this coming weekend to make it happen. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., and work begins at 9:00.

Contact a […]

Club Business | People

Welcome Aboard, New Members!

Our newest KYC members are Jim and Barbara Guenther. Jim has already registered to sail their Catalina 30, “Dulcinea,” in the Thursday evening sailing program…a great way to get involved in the KYC activities.

Welcome aboard, Jim and Barbara!

Club Business | Merchandise | Website/Blog

Got Stuff?

THE KYC SWAP MEET is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the KYC clubhouse. Members should plan on coming and setting up early.

This swap meet is for nautical gear or nautical-related stuff–plan on a table in the KYC clubhouse; dockside tables are okay if weather permits.

For larger items, try the […]

Club Business |

April 1 Membership Meeting

Judith McQuerry inspects the new BBQ grill that she donated to KYC.

UPDATE: The April 1 membership meeting was well attended.

We can also try out the new grill that Rear Commodore Judith donated to KYC — a purchase she made at the First City Council on Cancer auction a couple of weeks ago. […]

Cruising | Maintenance | Navigation

Build Your Own Ship’s Log

A ship’s log adds to your boating experience in a number of ways. The logbook can serve as a navigation log, maintenance log, weather log, guest log, incident log, and a written narrative to record the day’s highlights for reading or reference at some future date.

The ship’s logbook is also a legal […]

Club Business |

Potluck/Meeting on Tuesday

From the Secretary–

The March Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, March 4th. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 pm followed by the meeting at 7 pm. Bring something to share!

Also, keep an eye on the KYC Events Calendar on this page in the upper right column…this spring promises to be an active […]

Club Business | Website/Blog

KYC Calendar Updated

This summer looks to be as busy as ever for the Ketchikan Yacht Club, with only a few monthly steak nights left before summer, and then our weekly hamburger night begins in June. A new Thursday evening sailing schedule will come on-line in May or June.

The Official KYC Wall Calendar is posted on the […]

People | Website/Blog

“Snowbird” is Not a Cuss Word

A seagull stands on ice-covered Thomas Basin during our recent cold snap.

After our first winter vacation 2 years ago, we decided the southwest desert is a pretty nice place to take a break from Ketchikan’s dark rainy winter nights, leaving us refreshed and ready for another summer on the boat. We no longer […]

Club Business |

Business update

2014 was greeted with a delicious New Year’s Brunch cooked by the Trustee’s was held on January 1st.

Changes in ByLaws were approved: – Membership meetings will start at 7pm rather than 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the Month. – Appointing a Sailing Master has been added to the duties of the Commodore. […]

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