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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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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 […]

Club Business | Hamburger Night | Sailing | Steak Night

It’s September!

Hello Yacht Club Members!

We should have done the Thursday sailing one more week!

Can you believe it’s September? Where did the summer go? Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean we’re done having fun!

Tomorrow (Friday) is the last Hamburger night of the year! And in just 2 weeks (9/18) we’ll have the […]

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 […]


Gravina to Port race

Hello Sailors!

The Gravina to Port Race will be going on this Saturday, June 20th. This is an exciting, all day race where we circumnavigate Gravina that takes around 12 hours.

Starting Time will be 08:00 with an UPWIND start. Start and end buoy is WR6. GPS time will be recorded for finish stats.

All […]

Cruising | Sailing | Tourism

Photo Finish for Second?

Click image to view current racer positions online

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 […]

Sailing | Tourism

The R2AK Winner is in!

Elsie Piddock enters Thomas Basin (KPU Webcam photo)

S/V Elsie Piddock has arrived in Ketchikan today (6/12/15) about 12:58 Alaska time and were greeted by a small crowd of enthusiastic onlookers at the Fish House dock. These guys earned their win–they pushed on 24 hours a day with only one stop to wait for […]

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 […]

Fishing & Hunting | Sailing | Tourism

This Week at your Yacht Club

Hello Yacht Club Members,

It looks like we’ve had a change in the weather!

Might have some rain for today’s Thursday night race but the forecast is for it to clear up and be partly sunny for tomorrow night’s Hamburger night.

And it’s not looking too bad for the last weekend of the Salmon […]

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KYC Sailing Update

Hello All, Great sailing weather.. we are off to a slow but Great start.

This week we will try to set and actual starting line. Charley Starr has accepted the challenge of setting the pennant. A Red and White float with a streamer anchored towards shore no more than 100 feet from the WR-6 starting […]

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This week at KYC 5/19/15

Hello Yacht Club Members

What a beautiful weekend, I hope you had a chance to get out on the water!

We had a great turnout and fantastic weather for the last steak night. If you weren’t there you missed a good one! The weather is looking pretty good for the long weekend coming up so […]

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