this final episode, we learn about the two bow men who make
up the foredeck team and run the front of the boat. Their
main responsibility is to prepare, set, dose, and pack the
spinnaker and head sails as quickly and correctly as
the pre-start, the bow men play a critical role in signaling
the distance to the start line and the position of opponents
to the helmsman. The bow men must possess a high level of
agility, athleticism, and strength as they perform acrobatic
maneuvers to adjust the spinnaker pole and sails at the
business end of an America's Cup racing yacht. Thank you to
BMW ORACLE for making this video series available.
You can view the entire 22-minute BMW
ORACLE Racing Crew video on Sail.TV.