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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.

Sailing | Training

Racing Update

Hello KYC Members, and SAILORS

We have 10 Sailing vessels registered to be a part of our 2015 Summer Sailing Program.

We have one donor boat, thanks to Captain Al Rockwood. Those wishing to be qualified and a skipper need to make contact with me. If you want to sail….here is a great opportunity. Thank […]

Maintenance | Sailing | Steak Night

This week at KYC (5/12/15)

Hello Yacht Club Members!

It’s looking like this week will bring some great weather to our fair city!

I’m looking forward to Thursday at 6 for the start of this weeks sailboat race. Should be a beautiful evening for sailing.

Also this week is the last steak night of the season, hosted by Judith and […]

Sailing |

Sail Racing Season Ends

Capt. Jim Dahl displays the Cake at Thursday’s potluck

The last Thursday of August marked the end of this summer sailboat racing season.

Commodore Schulz attended the after-race potluck, and had a few words for the sailboat skippers. Sail fleet Captain Jim Dahl marked the occasion with a cake, and thanked sailors for their […]

Sailing | Training

To the Folks on the Crew List

Addie, Katie, Anna & Peter racing Sweet Charlotte, an 18-foot Cape Dory Typhoon.

When the Ketchikan Yacht Club resurrected the sailing program this summer, the interest and participation was everything we had hoped for. Eleven captains signed up at the beginning of the season, and a couple more showed up later in the season.


Sailing | Training

Two Sheets to the Wind

Sailing in Tongass Narrows

by Jason Baldwin

Truth be told I’ve never been too interested in the life of a Mariner. Well, up until I cranked a sheet line winch in a tack battle North of Pennock Island.

I might be shooting myself in the foot on this one, but for me the best […]

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It’s Thursday, sailors!

From the sailing fleet captain: Hello all,

For sure one start tomarrow nite.

We will have a pot luck after at the Club house. I have ordered a cake and will bring Ice Cream.. so go easy on the desert part of the pot luck.

Been a great season, hoping it will be dry. Louie […]

Sailing |


This evening will be another Thursday sailing event–Weather is forecast to be 10 knots, and becoming calm late (probably around sunset.)

There are two more Thursday evening sails this summer, including tonight. See you there!

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Thursday Sailing Update

Hello Sailors,

Welcome to Sweet Charlotte — a visiting boat sailed by the Strait Family. It’s a Cape Dory Typhoon donated to our club members to have fun on Thursday night… I have assigned a temporary handicap of 318 for measuring purposes.

Also “Charis” now has an official rating from PHRF-NW of 195.

Just a […]

Safety | Sailing |

Sailing Program Update for Aug 7

From Sail Fleet Captain Jim Dahl:

Hello Sailors,

I have been alerted to a weather warning regarding “Thunder Storms” Predicted in Ketchikan Area. The winds are predicted at 10 to 15 and rain showers. The danger of thunder storms is possible lightning. I have been asked to alert Sailors.

I have had one boat skipper […]

Safety | Sailing

Thursday Sailing Program ALERT

From the sailing fleet captain:

I will again to set the start line mark. a red balloon towards Oceanview Restaurant. It will have an orange tassel.

Also, be aware that a less-than-knowledgeable mariner has chosen to use the “A” mark as a mooring buoy. IF IT IS STILL THERE AT RACE TIME, PLEASE SAIL WELL […]

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
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