I finally did something that I've been threatening for years -- I bought a tri-corner hat to go with my eye patch. This does two things...gives the boys something to do while sailing (playing with the fairytopia barbies doesn't always fly with the 5-6 year old boy set) and solves that troublesome port/starboard right-of-way scenario.
Opening Day is coming up and I'm hoping that the Marin-based members of my crew will join us; I think a righteous pirate costume should do the trick. Please comment if you're Jack and would wear this get up while sailing:
As to the right-of-way problem on a crowded San Francisco Bay, if we're flying the Jolly Rogers and Dread Pirate Jack is sporting a tri-corners, do you think anyone in their right mind would test our knowledge of the rules of the road?