Kirby: Most of those techniques were developed before we started the race. We had lots of practice, and we knew what needed to happen in almost every scenario. Sail changes were always the biggest challenge, but a Volvo boat is almost like a cruising boat in that we do have some roller-furling headsails to make things a little easier. All the big race headsails are set on beefy furling systems, so when it gets really ugly, we did exactly what a cruiser would do-we rolled up the headsail. That said, we'd be working hard to get the next biggest sail up, and we'd never, never sail with a partially furled headsail, the way a cruiser might. When it came down to dealing with the spinnakers, we wouldn't wake guys up to set one, but we would when it came time to take one down because you always need a couple of extra hands on deck in those situations.