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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.

Safety | Sailing | Training

Learn to Crew
…and talk like a sailor too.

Gennaker for S/V Camai, laid out and ready to measure. Photo by Jim Dahl

The next meeting of sailors and crew will be Thursday (tomorrow) evening at the Ketchikan Yacht Club at 7:00 p.m. The focus will be getting sailors and crews together, and to share information about the sailing program.

Anyone who is […]

Safety | Training

Tsunami Preparedness Week – 3/23-29
Tsunami Warning System to be Tested March 27

March 27, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunamis. Those of us who were around to feel it on that day remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the ground started shaking.

Speaking of preparedness, this week’s USCG Notams include this:

874 ALASKA A test […]

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) […]

Fishing & Hunting | Safety

PSP Reminder

JUNEAU, November 05, 2013 – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) warns Southeast Alaskans not to harvest and eat shellfish in our region.


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 […]

Marine Warnings/Forecasts

  • Forecast for Tonight and Wednesday. - Dixon Entrance East February 21, 2018
    Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots near midnight. Wind northerly 10 to 20 Wednesday. Chance of flurries or showers overnight and Wednesday morning. Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 February 2018
    Environment Canada

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