The Candlewood Lake Authority is reminding lake users about a law in Connecticut in effect between October 1st and May 31st. Adults must wear a properly fitting life jacket while onboard a manually propelled vessel. It also requires that all children less than 13 at any time during the year. Stand-up paddleboards are considered vessels by the U-S Coast Guard unless they are being used in a surf zone or designated swim area. Anyone who is using a stand-up paddleboard is required to abide by all boating laws. Connecticut law requires there be a properly fitting life jacket for everyone onboard a manually propelled vessel at all times.