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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 | 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 | 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 […]



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 […]

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 […]


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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 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
    Environment Canada

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