Canadian Power & Sail Oakville Squadron
If a planned cruise is expected to last overnight, or to cover a long distance, it is wise to file a trip plan with some responsible contact person. The plan should include the details required to initiate a call for search and rescue, if that should become necessary. The contact person should also be familiar with these emergency procedures. During the trip, keep the plan updated, and the contact informed, to avoid an unnecessary call for search and rescue.
Attached is a sample Float plan you can download here