Now the yachties have funny way of speaking, nothing simple. Instead of using left and right they use Port & Starboard.

Now even the lights on the Port & Starboard sides have different colors.

Port = Red = Left

Starboard = Green = Right

How you are going to remember this is up to you, but they use the term a LOT and if you do not know them you look a little silly. Another important factor to remember is there are certain “Right of Way” rules on the water and they use the Port & Starboard terms a lot to determine who has right of way. We will handle right of way rules later, for now just get to terms with Port & Starboard sides and colours.