Re: Know the rules!
Whats worse is when the port police/CG decide to change the rules of the road. During the celebration of light fireworks in Vancouver I have had the port cops pull along side and tell me to use the other side (south side when leaving port) of the channel under the lions gate bridge so that boats pass starboard to starboard rather than port to port. I bet the freighters trying to enter the harbor really appreciated this to make no mention of those pleasure boats they hadnt told to use the wrong side (nothing on the radio).
The Harbor Operations manual states "All vessels are to keep to starboard of mid channel" within the First Narrows.
They simply create a situation where there is a higher likelihood of a problem by doing this. Idiots are everywhere. Keep a good watch and be safe.