Cold Water Boating/Paddling Reminder!

November 3, 2023

Cold Water Boating/Paddling Reminder!

Always wear your PFD when underway!

From November 1 thru May 1: NYS Nav Law §40.1(e)

No owner or operator of a pleasure vessel less than twenty-one feet, including rowboats, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle-boards (SUPs) shall permit its operation, between November 1st and May 1st, unless each person on board such vessel is wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device of an appropriate size when such vessel is underway.

Failure to wear a life jacket on such vessels will be considered a violation under Section 73-c of the New York State Navigation Law and is punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100, applicable to either the operator and/or the owner of the vessel.


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