Emergency distress alerting guidelines for Pleasure Vessels under 13.7m in length, outlining the combinations of equipment you could consider carrying and using to indicate that you require assistance, depending upon the type of your vessel and where you use it.
This leaflet produced by the RYA explains the different types of equipment that you can carry and how effective they are for:
- Craft sailing not more than 3 nm from the coast
- Craft sailing in GMDSS Sea Area A1 that are more than 3 nm from the coast
- Craft sailing outside of Sea Area A1