Preferred Channel to Stbd


  • Red with a Green Strip through the centre.
  • Shaped like a can, spar or pillar.
  • Numbering - 2,4,6,8,10 etc proceeding towards port
  • Flashing Red light - 2 + 1 Red 

Image courtesy of Tim the Sailor.

By Day.

By Night.


preferred channel stbd1


Memory Aids:-

  • Its mainly a Red lateral mark
  • The light is saying “There are TWO channels - I prefer you to go up this ONE
    (Hence - 2 plus 1)

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