Section 33-5-22.1"Sailboard" defined; hull deemed flotation device.
(a) For the purposes of this section "sailboard" means any sailboat whose unsupported mast is connected by a snivel or a flexible universal joint to a hull similar to the hull of a surfboard.
(b) Any law, rule or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding, the hull of a sailboard shall be deemed to be a flotation device. Any sailboarder or wind surfer is exempt from any additional type of personal flotation device.
(Acts 1986, No. 86-465, p. 850.)