Sail Boats over 9m and up to 12m (29’6″ – 39′ 4″)

Minimum Safety Equipment Requirements

The following list outlines the minimum safety equipment required on
Sail Boats over 9m and up to 12m (29’6″ – 39′ 4″). 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.
One (1) lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line at least 15 m (49’3”) long
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 30 m (98’5”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination
One (1) bailer or manual bilge pump

(See Note 3)

OR

Bilge-pumping arrangements
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
One (1) sound-signalling device or appliance
Navigation lights

(See Note 4)
One (1) magnetic compass

(See Note 5)
One (1) radar reflector

(See Note 6)
FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
One (1) 10BC fire extinguisher if equipped with a motor
One (1) 10BC fire extinguisher if equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance

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


OPTION 3

• One (1) lantern, combining

the sidelights and sternlight above

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

NOTE : In the Canadian waters of a roadstead (mooring area), harbour, river, lake or inland waterway,
a sail boat under 12 m that is also being propelled by a motor
is not required to exhibit forward a conical shape (point downwards) where it can best be seen.

A sailboat when also being propelled by a motor shall exhibit forward where it can best be seen a conical shape, point downwards.


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