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A regatta of sailboats

You must file an application with the NDOW at least 30 days in advance in order to hold a race, regatta, parade, tournament, or exhibition involving vessels on Nevada waters. Permits for events held on waters under USCG jurisdiction are granted through the USCG by applying at least 135 days in advance.

Stand-Up Paddleboards

Nevada has seen a proliferation of stand-up paddleboards on some waterways. These boards are treated no differently than kayaks on Nevada waters. Paddleboarders must carry a life jacket at all times, and children under the age of 13 years must wear them while the paddleboard is underway.