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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.

People | Tourism

Welcome to AK, Waggoner Flotilla #2

It’s time to welcome another Waggoner’s flotilla to Alaska! The second group, led by Kevin Monahan and Sam Landsman, expects to cross the border into Alaska Wednesday, June 18th, and they have been invited to our regular hamburger night on Friday. Like the last group, let’s show ’em a good time!

We received rave reviews […]

Hamburger Night

Hamburger Friday

Friday, June 6, 2014 Is Friday Hamburger Night At the Ketchikan Yacht Club Hosted by Judith & Sam McQuerry. The grill will be ready to go at 6:00 pm Please come And bring something to share. See you there!

Cruising | Tourism

Welcome to Alaska!

Our BBQ grill gets a workout!

As far as parties go, our welcome for the Waggoners Flotilla probably set a KYC record. About 35 KYC members showed up to welcome 25 cruisers to Alaska. The weight of 60-plus people had the clubhouse floating a full five inches lower in the water! Fortunately, the weather […]

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 […]

Club Business | Hamburger Night

Friday ‘Burgers & Special Meeting

From the Rear Commodore:

In addition to Hamburger night Tomorrow, Friday 5-30-14, kindly hosted by Laura Murph and Bonnie Douglas, we will have a very brief membership meeting to vote on several applications for membership.

If you would please sign in when you arrive at the club house, we can be sure we have […]

Club Business | Hamburger Night

Hamburger Season

From the rear commodore:

Just a reminder, EVERYONE is invited to host a hamburger night.

Thankfully, we have only four Friday nights not yet covered. July 4th, August 22,29 still need hosts. Also, a few people have signed up for more than one hamburger night. If you haven’t signed up, and this is the […]

Sailing |

Sailing Thursday


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Due to inclement weather (driving rain and no wind,) this evening’s sailing event has been cancelled.

Instead, there will be a sailor’s meeting and potluck at the KYC Clubhouse starting at 6:00 p.m … See you there!


Hamburger Night | Steak Night

Steaknight Season Ends;
Hamburger Fridays Begin

Blackboard art by Elaine, age 9

The last monthly steak night of the season was Friday, May 16th, hosted by Charlie and Judy Arteaga. KYC members and guests turned out in record numbers, partly due to the warm sunny weather–over 45 people were served. Thanks to the organization and some special effort by the […]

Steak Night

Steak Night Tonight

Good Eats on FRIDAY!


Friday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m., is the last steak night of the season, hosted by Charlie and Judy Arteaga. RSVPs are appreciated–email

Sailing |

Thursday Regatta Results

Adelaide takes the helm of SV Camai during a race

Perfect sailing weather kept all sailboats moving at a brisk clip for the around-the-buoys regatta on Thursday, March 8. Skies were mostly cloudy with winds 10 to 15 knots out of the northwest, and low tidal variation made for light currents.

The evening was […]

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  • Forecast for Today Tonight and Tuesday. - Dixon Entrance East February 19, 2018
    Wind light except northeasterly outflow 15 knots near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 near noon then backing to northerly 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind northerly 5 to 15 Tuesday. Chance of showers or flurries today and early this evening. Temperatures near plus 1. Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2018
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