Sailboards & Kiteboards

Minimum Safety Equipment Requirements

The following list outlines the minimum safety equipment required on
Sailboards & Kiteboards. 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.
VISUAL SIGNALS
None
VESSEL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
One (1) manual propelling device

OR

One (1) anchor and at least 15 m (49’3”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination
One (1) bailer

OR

One (1) manual bilge pump

(See Note 3)
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
None

If everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket or a PFD of appropriate size, you are only required to carry

  • 1) a sound-signalling device; and

  • 2) a watertight flashlight if the boat is used after sunset or before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility.

NOTE: Kiteboarders and sailboarders should not wear a lifejacket or PFD that is fitted with an automatic inflator.


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