Port side & Starboard side
How do I remember port and starboard?
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.
2 short sounds = I am coming to port, I am going left.
When I pass near another boat, I will maneuver by leaving the other boat on my right side as I pass.
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