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Figure 2: Navigation lights for unpowered vessels (three different kinds of vessels)

All unpowered sailing watercraft must exhibit sidelights and a stern light when underway.

If less than 65 feet long, these watercraft must exhibit the lights.

  • These watercraft can combine the required sidelights and stern light by carrying one lantern at or near the top of the mast where it can best be seen.
  • Additionally, these watercraft may exhibit two all-around lights at or near the top of the mast in a vertical line. In this arrangement, the top light should be red and the lower light should be green. These lights cannot be shown if the combined lantern is used.
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