Originally Posted by Sabre66
Boom on port side... wind on your right side.
A good way to remember port and starboard/ right and left... Port has four letters, as does left, a quick way to remember that port is to left.
I don't mean to confuse you but, what if you are facing aft; then your left is not to port anymore. That's why we call them port and starboard and not left and right.
Port comes from the side ships used to tie to...."port" or a pier and starboard I actually don't remember; maybe someone can help me remember......
Sonofasailor, don't worry you'll get the hang of it.