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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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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!

Sailing |

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Sands Beach Picnic

Judith M. serves as taxi driver to bring Robert and Cindi D to the beach

The weather cooperated and conditions were perfect for the annual KYC Black Sands Beach picnic Saturday. 4 boats and one paddleboard showed including Camai, Jessalyn Rose, Sedna and Marvin Davis’s Fairline, with a total of 12 people. The crowd was […]

Cruising | Hamburger Night

It’s Friday!

Just a reminder: Hamburger Night happens at 5:30 this evening, hosted by Charlie & Judy Arteaga.

Also, cruise to Black Sands Beach for a picnic from 12 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday). Winds are forecast to be light, and high tide is about 1:00. Watch your depths because the bay is shallow.

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 […]

Hamburger Night | Tourism

Celebrate the 4th of July at KYC

Yes, there will be a Friday Hamburger Night at the Ketchikan Yacht Club on July 4th hosted by the Strait family. We are expecting the third group of visiting cruisers from Washington to arrive on the 4th, so come and welcome them to Ketchikan, the First City of Alaska!

As always, the grill will be […]

Club Business | Hamburger Night

Burger Night & Meeting!

It’s Friday!!!!

This week’s host is Alan Rockwood Please come and share good food and company. The grill is hot by 5:30 pm. Bring a dish to share.

There will be a brief Member’s Meeting at 6:30 pm to vote on a new member application.

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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