The left side of a pleasure craft looking forward (the bow)
The right side of a pleasure craft when looking forward.
A trick to remember which side port and starboard each refer to:
The common abbreviation P.S. (for English postscript, derived from Latin post scriptum) can be viewed as port ("left") and starboard ("right").
Answer is quite simple, Port is left
So, starboard is right
It is quite simple. There are four letters in the words PORT and LEFT so you can easily remember that the left side of a boat is the port side.