First I carry VDS. Second I'm just a glutton for punishment, I try to figure out the insanity of bureaucracy speak.
The text referred to is below my questions.
A, does not issuing citations means legally you are required to carry VDS in these areas, but USCG won't give you a citation? Or you aren't legally required, but USCG really really wants you to carry them?
B, near as I can decipher this draws a box around the San Juans and a line from Pt. Wilson to Admiralty Head
, and means inside the San Juan
box and south of Pt. Wilson to Admiralty Head
they're not requiring VDS. Any other interpretations?
C, is this description is as convoluted and confusing to you as it is to me?
Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook | Official Publication of Washington State Parks
VDS Requirements for the Puget Sound/San Juan Island Area
Because the Puget Sound/San Juan Island area includes numerous islands and narrow inlets, more specific information regarding VDS requirements has been provided by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Although the USCG is not issuing citations for insufficient VDSs, carrying VDSs on board is highly recommended in these areas: from the northernmost tip of West Point on Whidbey Island, a line 274 degrees true to position 48-25.40N/123-06.85W on the U.S./Canada border; then along the U.S./Canada border to position 48-46.00N/123-00.50W; then a line 49 degrees true to Alden Point Light (Patos Island); then a line 91 degrees true to the western tip of Sandy Point; then along the eastern shoreline to include all of Puget Sound
and those waters connected to it which lie south of a line from Point Wilson to Admiralty Head.
VDSs are required in all other areas of the Puget Sound/San Juan Island area.