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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

Welcome, New Members

At the 5/28/14 Trustees meeting, 6 new member applications were provisionally approved by the Trustees. All provisional approvals were confirmed the following week at a member meeting called during the Friday evening hamburger feed.

Welcome aboard the following new members:

John Hill (sponsored by Tom Thompson) Michael Clinkscales (sponsored by Larry Pullin) Tom and Barbaro […]


Jerry Gucker Memorial Service

Jerry Gucker

A memorial Mass for Jerry Gucker will be held June 14, 2014 at 11 a.m., at Holy Name Catholic Church in Ketchikan. There will be a reception to follow in Holy Name Parish Hall at noon.

Jerry Gucker was a long-time KYC member, most recently residing at Meyers Chuck. His boat is […]

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 […]

Maintenance | People

Dock Flowers

Flowers brighten the KYC float

This year the dock planters were the work of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 4071 including Nayomie Welty, Shaundra Rhodes-Bray and Karri Montero.

Scout Leader Sheila Miller and the three 12-year olds spend hours in the cold rain to plant marigolds and other flowers that brighten up the KYC dock […]

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 […]

Club Business | People

Welcome Aboard, New Members!

Our newest KYC members are Jim and Barbara Guenther. Jim has already registered to sail their Catalina 30, “Dulcinea,” in the Thursday evening sailing program…a great way to get involved in the KYC activities.

Welcome aboard, Jim and Barbara!

People |

Video: Pizza Night

The Nadejda crew enjoys a pizza night at the KYC Clubhouse:


George “Jerry” Gucker 1929-2014

From the Anchorage Daily News:

George (Jerry) L. Gucker, lifelong Alaskan and retired Alaska District Court Judge and U.S. District Court Magistrate, died peacefully Sunday morning at his daughter Rena’s home on March 16, 2014 after a long fought battle with leukemia. He was 84.

Read more in the Anchorage Daily News:

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People | Weather

KYC Clubhouse is a Popular Place

Snow happens

The clubhouse is seeing plenty of use this winter, thanks in part to the recent additions such as television and washer and dryer.

Oh, the usual steak night and other fun social activities are still happening–but in addition, many of our members are finding the clubhouse a welcome haven in this season’s cooler […]

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 […]

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