What does "Starboard" mean?

Today it means: Right side of a boat when facing forward.

Starboard is the right side of a vessel when looking forward and shows a green light. A boat is on a starboard tack when the wind is blowing over the starboard side.

See also: Port  and: Bi-colour 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

Reviews and comments

No reviews or comments on "Starboard" yet.
If you can see a problem or you want to add something to our explanation or you just want to let us know what you think, then click on the pen and papar icon above.

There are 423 other nautical phrases, sayings and sailing terms listed on this website today. "Starboard" is just one of them. Many have been around for years and have entered our everyday use; but do you know what they mean and where they came from? This is where you find out.

Nautical sayings and phrases

Why not use our sailing quiz to build your understanding of sailing terms and boat trivia whilst you tackle the questions designed to help you pass your next sailing course.

Try our Free Sailing Quiz

What does Starboard mean?

What is the nautical origin of the phrase "Starboard"?

Definition of the nautical phrase "Starboard".

SailingQuiz Works on: All platforms
Rated: 4 stars - 46 reviews.

Review SailingQuiz

Advertising for sailing professionals | SailingQuiz 0,