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58 Pa. Code § 109.2. Paddleboards and sailboards.

§ 109.2. Paddleboards and sailboards.

 (a)  Paddleboards. For purposes of this subsection, a paddleboard is a boat with no freeboard propelled by a paddle, oar, pole or other device. It is unlawful for a person to operate or attempt to operate a paddleboard on waters of this Commonwealth without having a United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device on board for each person, unless otherwise required to be worn in accordance with §  97.1 (relating to personal flotation devices). This prohibition does not apply to persons operating or attempting to operate a paddleboard in designated swimming, surfing or bathing areas.

 (b)  Sailboards. For purposes of this subsection, a sailboard is a type of single or double hulled boat equipped with an articulating mast and designed to be operated by a person standing on the board and maneuvering through the trim of the hand-held sail and distribution of body weight on the board. It is unlawful for a person to operate or attempt to operate a sailboard on waters of this Commonwealth unless the person is wearing a United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device. Inflatable personal flotation devices may not be used to meet this requirement.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  109.2 amended under 30 Pa.C.S. §  5123.

Source

   The provisions of this §  109.2 adopted February 12, 1993, effective February 13, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 744; amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2795; amended August 8, 1997, effective August 9, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 3999; amended December 19, 2014, effective January 1, 2015, 44 Pa.B. 7872. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (365097).



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