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.
Others include a laser flare, marine laser, and less effective but better than nothing, a chemical light stick. In day, a plastic distress mirror is great. Can be used at night if rescuer is shining light at you.
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