Which sides of the ship are Port and Starboard? This can be confusing.

The Port side of the ship or boat is always the left side facing forward. It’s always represented by the color red. The Starboard side is the right side, and is represented by the color green.

Maybe this memory aid will help you: The word PORT has four letters in it, like the word LEFT.

But here’s an even better way to remember: Chris from Boats.co.uk has this saying: “There is no RED PORT wine LEFT in the bottle.” You can see his YouTube explanation here.

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Which sides of the ship are Port and Starboard? This can be confusing.

The Port side of the ship or boat is always the left side facing forward. It’s always represented by the color red. The Starboard side is the right side, and is represented by the color green.

Maybe this memory aid will help you: The word PORT has four letters in it, like the word LEFT.

But here’s an even better way to remember: Chris from Boats.co.uk has this saying: “There is no RED PORT wine LEFT in the bottle.” You can see his YouTube explanation here.

Main Illustration Copyright: jokerom / 123RF