Sail Boats over 24m (78’9″)

Minimum Safety Equipment Requirements

The following list outlines the minimum safety equipment required on
Sail Boats over 24m (78’9″). You may want to bring more equipment based on your type of boat, your activity and the current and forecasted weather and water conditions. You can review the equipment you must carry aboard your boat and
get specific information about each piece.

PERSONAL LIFESAVING APPLIANCES
One (1) lifejacket or PFD for each person on board.
One (1) reboarding device

(See Note 1)
One (1) buoyant heaving line at least 15 m (49’3″) long.
Two (2)
SOLAS lifebuoys, of which:

• one (1) is attached to a buoyant line at least 30 m (98 ’5”) long; and

• one (1) is equipped with a self-igniting light.

Lifting harness with appropriate rigging
VISUAL SIGNALS
One (1) watertight flashlight
Twelve (12) flares of type A, B, C or D, not more than six (6) of which are of type D

(See Note 2)
VESSEL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
One (1) anchor and at least 50 m (164’1”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination
Bilge-pumping arrangements
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
Two (2) sound-signalling appliances that meet the applicable standards set out in the
Collision Regulations
Navigation lights

(See Note 4)
One (1) magnetic compass that meets the requirements set out in the

Navigation Safety Regulations

(See Note 5)

One (1) radar reflector

(See Note 6)
FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
One (1) 10BC fire extinguisher at all of the following locations:

• at each access to any space where a fuelburning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance is fitted;

• at the entrance to any accommodation space; and

• at the entrance to the machinery space.

One (1) power-driven fire pump located outside the machinery space, with one fire hose and nozzle that can direct water into any part of the boat
Two (2) axes
Four (4) buckets of at least 10 L each

NAVIGATION LIGHT AND SHAPE REQUIREMENTS

OPTION 1

• Sidelights; and

• One (1) sternlight

OPTION 2

• Sidelights;

• One (1) sternlight; and

• Two (2) all-round lights in a vertical line,

the upper being red and the lower green

NIGHT ANCHOR

• One (1) all-round white light

OPTIONAL – Another all-round white light at or near the stern and at a lower level than the other light NOTE: You may use any available lights to illuminate decks

DAY ANCHOR

• One (1) ball

A vessel proceeding under sail which has her engine running shall exhibit forward where it can best be seen a conical shape, apex downwards.


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