A concept that worked very well for the trip was the jackline setup. Shackled to a padeye at the aft corner of the cabin and running to another one even with the bridge deck was a webbing strap. Each side had its own dedicated harness tether shackled to the jack line. All one had to do is clip it to your harness and go forward. Once even with the bridge deck, you could use your personal tether to clip into another jackline that ran across the width of the foredeck, and from there to either the starboard or port run jackline across the cabin top. We found that even in tense situations, it was so easy to stay clipped in that we did so. There is also a powered winch on the starboard side that can be used on nearly every working line on the boat, taming the raising of sails and making sheet adjustments easier. With a system of clutches and various leads to it, the winch turned out to be a seventh crewmember.