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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 | People | Sailing |

Upcoming Meetings

Mike, Jim and Louie check out a sail for the Race to Alaska.

Hello KYC Members!

Tomorrow (Tuesday 3/29) we will be having a Trustee’s meeting at the club starting at 5pm…. Next Tuesday (April 5th) will be the membership meeting with a potluck at 6 and meeting at 7. Come on down and […]

Fishing & Hunting | People

Look at the Lips on THAT Baby…

Jim Eakes displays the catch of the day. (Jim is the one on the left…)

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 […]

People |

Whale’s Tail

KYC Treasurer Bill Tatsuda receives donated photograph from Barbara Greninger

Photographer and KYC Member Barbara Greninger donated her photograph of a whale’s tail to the Ketchikan Yacht Club for display in the clubhouse, at the Friday, August 8th hamburger feed.

The photo was taken out at Clover Pass, Ketchikan, Alaska September of 2011 and […]


Jack and Sheila

Our older members will remember Jack and Sheila Engstrom who provided a welcoming presence at the Ketchikan Yacht Club for many years–Jack, as Port Captain; and Sheila, as Rear Commodore and social planner.

Jack and Sheila presently live in Citrus Heights, California and are doing well. If anyone wants contact information, see Barb Maynard.


Fishing & Hunting | People

King Killer

“My boat caught 58 Kings this year.” — Bill Tatsuda

“It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.”–‘Dizzy’ Dean

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 […]

Maintenance | People | Safety

Quick Action Saves a Life

Help! Help! Help!

Robert Davis was sleeping on the Davis’s sailboat in Thomas Basin when he awakened to someone calling for help. He investigated, and found an intoxicated person had fallen into the water and couldn’t get back onto the dock. Robert managed to reach the victim in time, pulled him up by his belt […]

Hamburger Night | People | Tourism

Festive Friday

Once again it was our pleasure to host a Waggoner’s flotilla at our 4th of July Friday night hamburger feed, and welcome them to Alaska. This group consisted of 6 boats, and we filled the clubhouse to the brim with over 60 members and guests. During the evening the rainy weather cleared, so the crowd […]

People | Tourism

Welcome to AK, Waggoner Flotilla #2

It’s time to welcome another Waggoner’s flotilla to Alaska! The second group, led by Kevin Monahan and Sam Landsman, expects to cross the border into Alaska Wednesday, June 18th, and they have been invited to our regular hamburger night on Friday. Like the last group, let’s show ’em a good time!

We received rave reviews […]

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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