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Spinnaker Crew Positions

Crew Positions - 6 or 7 people

  • Bowman - Sets up and douses the spinnaker, gybes the spinnaker pole
  • Pitman - Raises and lowers spinnaker, works topping lift and foreguy.
  • Guy trimmer - keeps spinnaker pole perpendicular to the wind.
  • Sheet trimmer - keeps spinnaker on edge of luffing
  • Mainsheet trimmer - gybes the main
  • Helmsman - steers the boat, calls gybes
  • Squirrel - (optional) below deck pulling the spinnaker below during a douse.

Crew Positions - 5 people

Same as above but Pitman does Mainsheet from the cabin top



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