Leading directors just right for sailors? (9)
I believe the answer is:
'right for sailors?' is the definition.
'starboard' can be an answer for 'right' (right side of a ship). I am not sure about the 'for sailors?' bit.
'leading directors' is the wordplay.
'leading' becomes 'star' (synonyms).
'directors' becomes 'board' (board of directors).
'just' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for starboard that I've seen before include "Ship's right side" , "One side of a ship" , "Right side of ship or plane" , "right to 14 [YACHTS]" , "Literally, the steering side of a vessel" .)