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03-13-2007 06:07 PM
Boasun Read your Sailing Directions for Europe. That will tell you that you are in IALA Region A and that it is Green to starboard when entering port. The shape of the bouys are the same though. Nun to starboard and Can to port on entering.
IALA Region B (What North & South Americans are use too) Comprises of North and South America, Korea, Japan and the Philipines.
IALA Region A Is all other countries.
The only real difference is that the color is reversed between the two regions but the bouys are the same. But in Region A you may see more Cardinal Bouys. So be aware of how to pass them also.

When going to New places please use the Sailing Directions or the Coast Pilots. Both are about the same thing but one (Coast Pilot) is for USA and its posessions and Sailing Directions are for every place else. And you have assorted volumes of each to peruse and learn from.
Have Fun in your travels
03-08-2007 06:04 PM
Originally Posted by sailortjk1
Because the channel runs from the Lake Side into the Bay, correct?
When going from the Bay into the Channel you are actually moving Upbound.
You're right, but from the bay side it is a little counter intuitive since you are coming into a harbor, that was there long before they dug the canal.
03-08-2007 05:49 PM
georgellop American Practical Navigator.... should have the hard copy onboard .... good reference. (Page 10)

... George.
03-08-2007 02:30 PM
sailortjk1 T-
Because the channel runs from the Lake Side into the Bay, correct?
When going from the Bay into the Channel you are actually moving Upbound.
03-08-2007 02:03 PM
T34C Alright, get your charts out. Try approaching Sturgeon Bay from Green Bay on Lake Mighigan. You must follow the channel markers leaving green to your starboard side.

I know the reason, but to the uninitiated it can seem pretty backwards.
03-08-2007 12:56 PM
camaraderie "The buoys marked a rock in the centre."

Sometimes what you think is a buoy is simply bottom paint on a rock!
03-08-2007 12:51 PM
sailingdog He wasn't in Maine, oh, say near Linekin Bay... or down in Massachusetts, up by Cape Ann...
03-08-2007 12:16 PM
AtlanticBryan A friend of mine passed between a red/green pair a couple of years ago without thinking of which side the colours were on. The buoys marked a rock in the centre. Luckily, he only lost his prop (and a little dignity).
02-27-2007 12:03 AM
sailaway21 Sounds like Darwinian theory playing itself out, although I don't much hold with Darwin. I wouldn't recommend anyone to go on to soundings without an adequate chart and a working knowledge of the local system of buoyage.
02-26-2007 11:09 PM
magnusmurphy As far as I remembered the order of rules were: (System B)

1) Returning to port
2) With the Flood tide
3) Clockwise around North America

So, if not going into harbour or port and if there's no discernable tide, the third applies to decide which light should go where. Above definitely works for Canada in most circumstances. So, 1 trumps 2 which trumps 3.

Magnus Murphy
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