A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 18, 1967

LET'S say we're coming into the — weather mark on a starboard tack and bearing off to port. The foredeck chief and crew will hoist the spinnaker pole. The bow man jumps into the forward hatch and hooks in the guy, sheet and halyard to the spinnaker. As we round the mark, the foredeck crew hoists the spinnaker and lets down the jib. The navigator holds the jib on an auxiliary sheet as the port tailer releases the jib sheet. The port tailer is then free to take in the spinnaker sheet while the...

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