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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.

Cruising | Sailing | Tourism

This Week at Your Yacht Club

Hello Yacht Club Members, Wow! What an exciting week!

Congrats to Team Elsie Piddock for their win in the R2AK on Friday! They had some great stories at the Friday night BBQ….

And more congrats to teams MOB Mentality and Por Favor who after more than a week and 700 miles had a down […]

Cruising | Sailing | Tourism

Photo Finish for Second?

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As of this writing team Por Favor is in second place, just coming into Dixon Entrance. It looks like they have had a favorable wind shift and are able to sail to weather without short-tacking as they have been doing for the better part of two […]

Cruising | Sailing | Tourism

The Race is ON!

Team Elsie Piddock, F25c (from r2ak website)

by Roger Maynard

I have to admit, when I first heard of the race to Alaska in non-powered watercraft, I had some mixed feelings. It seemed an invitation for under-prepared folks in less-than-seaworthy craft to tackle a coastal voyage that can be downright dangerous to the unprepared […]

Destinations | Fishing & Hunting | Navigation | People

Carroll Inlet Destinations

Marvin Davis displays an 8-inch Dungeness Crab from upper Carroll Inlet

Marvin Lani Davis enjoyed a brief visit from their daughter Mandy, her husband Kevin and the two grandchildren over the Blueberry Festival weekend. While here, the whole family took a couple of days to visit Carroll Inlet destinations, spending the night at the […]

Cruising | People | Tourism

Waggoner 2014 Flotilla Summary
“Thanks,” and a great review of KYC hospitality

From the Waggoner Cruising Guide web pages:

Alaska Flotillas: All Arrived

Flotilla 3 arrived in Alaska on July 2nd, in time for the 4th of July festivities in Ketchikan…

“We want to thank [the] Ketchikan Yacht Club for their hospitality for all three flotilla groups. They gave us a special welcome to Southeast Alaska. Stop […]

Cruising | Hamburger Night

It’s Friday!

Just a reminder: Hamburger Night happens at 5:30 this evening, hosted by Charlie & Judy Arteaga.

Also, cruise to Black Sands Beach for a picnic from 12 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday). Winds are forecast to be light, and high tide is about 1:00. Watch your depths because the bay is shallow.

Navigation | Safety

Tongass Narrows Ship Traffic
Now we can view Ketchikan area AIS signals in real time

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Cruising | Tourism

Welcome to Alaska!

Our BBQ grill gets a workout!

As far as parties go, our welcome for the Waggoners Flotilla probably set a KYC record. About 35 KYC members showed up to welcome 25 cruisers to Alaska. The weight of 60-plus people had the clubhouse floating a full five inches lower in the water! Fortunately, the weather […]

Cruising | People | Tourism

“Welcome to Alaska” Potluck
Wednesday evening, 6:00 p.m., KYC Clubhouse

Avid readers of this website will recall that back in January I spoke with Mark Bunzell, publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide–a major resource for boaters traveling from Puget Sound to Alaska. He mentioned that this year the Waggoner folks are leading three flotillas of cruisers to Alaska.

When presented with the idea, KYC […]

Cruising | People | Safety

Great Northern Boaters Net
Ham radio morning boaters net begins Wednesday, 4/23

TIME: Daily, 0630 Alaska time; 0730 Pacific Time, summer months FREQUENCY: 3870 KHz Lower Sideband REQUIREMENTS: Operator must have an amateur radio license

Darlene and Floyd Minor

“Good Morning, this is Darlene, KL0YC, along with Floyd, WL7CUO, northern net control for the Great Northern Boaters Net.”

Each morning at 0630 hours, Alaska time, Darlene […]

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