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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.

Maintenance | Safety | Tourism

Thomas Basin Remodel Starts

Yacht Club users still in town will have noticed a big change in access to the float 2 location and the KYC clubhouse. This week has marked the start of the much needed rebuild of the Thomas Basin bulkhead and wall behind the Salvation Army building, starting at the ramp leading to Float 2 and […]

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 […]

Cruising | Sailing | Tourism

Photo Finish for Second?

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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 […]

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 […]

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 | Safety | Tourism

Public Meeting Notice:

The next step in the Thomas Basin Promenade will be the section behind the Salvation Army building (by the KYC Clubhouse.) The project is in the 65% design phase, and a public meeting to discuss the project will be held Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. It probably wouldn’t hurt to have some KYC members there […]

Marine Warnings/Forecasts

  • 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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