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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 |

October Membership Meeting

The October KYC Membership Meeting was held Tuesday evening, as scheduled.

POTLUCK The event started with a potluck, hosted by Xiao Nan Tatsuda. Xiao Nan went the extra mile, spending two days preparing burritos, chow mein, vegetable pancakes, salad, and other dishes. Other contributions from various members included pickled salmon, carrot soup, baked salmon and […]

Maintenance |

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Trustees, Membership meetings, Work party

The Trustees will meet at 5:30, Wednesday, September 25.

Membership will meet on Tuesday, October 1: Xiao Nan Tatsuda is cooking up a fantastic dish for dinner that night. Yo’all come and enjoy.

We have not been able to get the siding but will have it at MikeFirar’s work shop on Saturday, October 5. It […]



To better serve our members, Ketchikan Yacht Club now has a facebook page at So for those members who are more comfortable with Facebook, you’ll be able to “like” our Facebook page and receive future announcements for club members.

For the rest of us who are control freaks, stuck in the stone age, or […]

Maintenance |

Spring Work Party

Saturday, May 4, 8:00 a.m.

The clubhouse and float are looking good, but it’s time for spring maintenance chores. The work plan includes refurbishing the flagpole, outside lettering, paint the gate and front door, repair and replace the back door, pressure wash the float, and finish re-decking the north end of the dock.

Many hands […]

Weather | Website/Blog

Rain, Rain.

It’s hard to believe that only a week ago we were having a spectacular Indian summer. Now fall has arrived with a vengeance.

This is a good day to spend in the clubhouse working on the KYC web page–and incentive to complete the KYC weather page. For those of you who are following development of […]


Under Construction


Established in 1933, the Ketchikan Yacht Club serves the mariners of southern SE Alaska with a floating clubhouse, berthing for vessels to 47′, and a good helping of Alaskan friendliness.

KYC exists to help our members and guests learn about, respect, enjoy and share our great maritime resources […]

Marine Warnings/Forecasts

  • Forecast for Tonight and Wednesday. - Dixon Entrance East February 21, 2018
    Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots near midnight. Wind northerly 10 to 20 Wednesday. Chance of flurries or showers overnight and Wednesday morning. Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 February 2018
    Environment Canada

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