That is one part of it and the other part which just as unhelpful is the definition of recreational vessel in each of the uniform state laws.
Namely a recreational vessel is a vessel used ONLY for recreation.
So not state recreational vessels either.
Also the regulation is only for para 7(5) and not the whole Act.
The starting point of the issue that we where asked to solve was whether a yacht carrying sponsorship logos on the sails and hull for which it received payment was a recreational vessel under the state laws and if not a recreational vessel then a commercial master was required under the state laws.
That then lead to the safety gear issue.