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Navigation Essentials

To many first time boaters, the most frightening thing after learning to dock, is navigating safely with other boaters. While a post on docking would be hard to write – navigation essentials is something we can all benefit to learn more about.

There is a simple rhyme to help you remember where to keep those channel markers:

Red Right Return

This simply means, keep the red marker on your right as you return to port from the bay/sea/gulf. This is also helpful to remember when passing another boat, you should pass to the right of the red light!

There are many other navigational aids you should be aware of, outlined below.