June 4, 2018 at 5:16 pm #1665
racemarshal
Participant

For the race, you need to have what is legally required by law. Technically a flashlight will get you there. But remember batteries die, and in the slim chance you actually need a distress signal during the race, maybe a weak flashlight isn’t your best option. You can get a pack of small handheld flares from West Marine, and if you’re planning to paddle after dark, you should.

https://boat.wa.gov/EquipRequirements.asp
https://www.boat-ed.com/washington/handbook/page/61/Washington-Required-Equipment-Checklist/
https://www.boat-ed.com/washington/handbook/epub/OPS/e38_visual_distress.html