SailNet Community - View Single Post - Your ONE piece of wisdom...
View Single Post
Old 04-14-2012
jackdale's Avatar
jackdale jackdale is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,017
Thanks: 27
Thanked 56 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: Your ONE piece of wisdom...

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I guess it's a good thing I'm not sailing around the world. Actually, that makes more sense having green on starboard entering, since anyone new entering the harbour will see the conventional green/right, red/left arrangement of nav lights.

I can't believe something as fundamental as it isn't standardized worldwide.
It used to be much worse.

International standards for navigational aids were established in 1977. The International Association of Lighthouse Authorities distilled thirty
different systems down to two standards.

The only difference is the colour of lateral aids to navigation. The shapes are identical.
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook