Lights Required for Unpowered Vessels When Underway
Unpowered vessels are sailing vessels or vessels that are paddled, poled, or rowed.
If 26 feet long or longer, these vessels must exhibit the lights as shown in figure 2. The required lights are:
- Red and green sidelights visible from a distance of at least two miles away.
- A sternlight visible from a distance of at least three miles away.
If less than 26 feet long, these vessels should:
- If practical, exhibit the lights as shown in figure 2 above.
- If not practical, have on hand at least one lantern or flashlight shining a white light as shown in figure 3.