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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 | Training | Weather

Waggoner Flotilla is on the way

25 happy cruisers ready to depart for Alaska

Earlier this year, we committed to host a hamburger night upon the arrival of the Waggoner flotillas. The first of three flotillas is under way, just rounding Cape Caution in central B.C. They are on schedule, with an estimated arrival in Ketchikan of Friday, June 6th.


Fishing & Hunting | Weather

Signs of Spring

Herring, herring everywhere…

For now, the clear skies have brought cooler weather–into the low 20’s at night, but in the harbor we’ve seen the first sign of spring: for the past two days Thomas Basin has been full of herring.

They will probably be here for a week or two, then move on as […]

People | Weather

KYC Clubhouse is a Popular Place

Snow happens

The clubhouse is seeing plenty of use this winter, thanks in part to the recent additions such as television and washer and dryer.

Oh, the usual steak night and other fun social activities are still happening–but in addition, many of our members are finding the clubhouse a welcome haven in this season’s cooler […]

Weather | Website/Blog

Rain, Rain.

It’s hard to believe that only a week ago we were having a spectacular Indian summer. Now fall has arrived with a vengeance.

This is a good day to spend in the clubhouse working on the KYC web page–and incentive to complete the KYC weather page. For those of you who are following development of […]

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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