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Sailboards and Kiteboards

Sailboard

If the operator of a sailboard or kiteboard is wearing a lifejacket or PFD of appropriate size, only the following equipment is required on board:

A sound-signaling device; and

A watertight flashlight,

if the paddleboat, watercycle or kayak is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).

If the operator of a sailboard or kiteboard is not wearing a lifejacket or PFD of appropriate size, the following equipment is required on board:

One approved Personal Floatation Device

of appropriate size for each person on board

Note: A personal floatation device or lifejacket kept on board a human-powered pleasure craft, operated in whitewater must be inherently buoyant.

One buoyant heaving line

at least 15m (49’3”) long

One reboarding device


Note: A reboarding device is only required if the vertical height that must be climbed to reboard the pleasure craft from the water is over 0.5 m (1’8”). 

Only required if the pleasure craft is more than 6 m long. 

One bailer or manual bilge pump or bilge-pumping equipment 

Note: A bailer or manual bilge pump is not required for a pleasure craft that will not hold enough water to make it capsize, or a pleasure craft that has watertight compartments that are sealed and not readily accessible.

One sound-signalling appliance or sound-signalling device

that meets the applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations 

Navigation lights

for human-powered pleasure craft that meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations

Note:

  1. Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).

  2. For a human-powered vessel, this requirement can be met with a watertight flashlight.

One magnetic compass

Note: A magnetic compass is not required if the pleasure craft is 8 m (26’3”) or less and is operated within sight of seamarks (navigation marks).

One radar reflector 

is required under certain conditions

What exactly must be carried depends on the type and size of boat?

 

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