is no good unless it is immediately accessible for all crew to launch. This demands a cannister rather than a valise, and a stowage place where even a young member
of the crew can release it into the water
. (which means that those stowages on the deck
under the boom are a poor compromise, unless you can all lift
up in bad sea states!)
stowage down below or in a deep locker are a total no-no might just as well not have one.
BTW a Bav is a nice boat for coastal sailing, and especially in light airs, but would not be my choice in bad weather