Originally Posted by m chappelow
I was told how to remember Cardinal bouy shapes ,
North " points up for North ,
South "points down for south ,
West " W for woman( hour glass shape)
For ships Navigation light colours or for those who get port & starboard mixed up
think of a harbour somewhere that has a Brothel ?
"The ship has just LEFT a RED light PORT.
Same way I was taught for the cardinals, but a slight tweak was W is for wineglass (same shape). Also the arrows of the two triangles point to where the black bit is on the yellow/black buoy (top for N, bottow for S, middle for W, top and bottom for E).
I was taught another way for port starboard - PORT has the same number of letters as LEFT, and Port wine is RED!
But thanks to the OP - always useful to have a refresher!