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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.

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Waggoner Flotilla Welcome

Each year five to six hundred boats travel the inside passage to Alaska. We see only a few cruisers at the Ketchikan Yacht Club–in fact many of them don’t even know there is a yacht club here. As a result, these folks only stop for a brief time in Ketchikan, then move on to […]

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 […]

Cruising | Navigation | Safety

What’s this “Restricted Area”?

Chart 17422: West Behm Canal showing restricted areas

A recent question from some local boaters prompts this clarification for mariners venturing into west Behm Canal, just north of Ketchikan:

Submarines and other military vessels rely on stealth to complete their missions, including quiet systems and running gear. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) […]

Cruising | Destinations

Winter Cruising in Carroll Inlet

Join the S/V NADEJDA on a four-day cruise up Carroll Inlet near Ketchikan.

Cruising | Destinations

Destinations: Naha Bay

Though in disrepair, the wooden railway grade can still be used to move small dinghies and skiffs past the rapids.

A favorite cruising destination for Ketchikan folks, Naha Bay is an easy trip, protected moorage and interesting, with a skookum chuck, improved hiking trails, and freshwater and saltwater fishing. Dock and ramp make shore […]

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Black Sands Beach Picnic
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, July 20th, Noon to 4 p.m.

What is it they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? It seems the beach has already been reserved by another large group for the 13th, so the KYC picnic has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 20th — yes, it is reserved for us.

From the rear commodore:

Dear Members,

Our third […]


KYC Rendezvous This Weekend

Saturday 5-18-13 is a KYC Rendezvous at the dock at Margaret Bay in Traitor’s Cove. There are no reservations needed, no one “IN Charge”, just a meeting destination and fun for all who can make it.

Cruising | Safety

USCG Auxiliary Safety Exams

On April 25, KYC and USCG Auxiliary member Vern Craig will be doing safety checks for the yacht club members. Call Vern at 907-821-8439 to make an appointment.

This is a yearly no-fault courtesy examination to help you verify that your boats safety and required equipment is up to date and in good working order […]

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Spring Cruising Events

Mark your calendar for the following KYC Cruising events:

April 27th: Shelter Cove (NOAA Chart 17428) Shelter Cove has a dock and a good anchorage, with plenty of room for all. There is good crabbing and shrimping in the area. The cruise will be Friday, April 26th through Sunday, April 28th. This will be a […]

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
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