- May 18, 2019
One thing I will never have to worry about in my life timeOY, you think port & starboard is confusing? Go on a sailboat race!! Just about every part of a sailboat has at least 2 or 3 names and sailors will use all the names in the same screamed command.
After my first race I was like a deer in the headlights, and during the post-race summary at the local watering hole I complained to my mentor, "HTH will I ever learn all those terms?" "Don't worry, have a few beers. After a few more races you'll be talking just like the rest of us."
He was correct...
Red buoys are always next to the ocean, and green towards the bay when going parallel to the shore. At least that is the way it is between Deb's, Jones and Fire Island Inlets.And....
Regarding red, right return etc., knowing when you are no longer "returning" and when you are "approaching" is whole other issue correct? For instance in between inlets, such as Shinnecock and Moriches....