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Sorry bigal. Still confused. I don’t get what you say about the pole.

I imagine that on a starboard tack, I (as crew) sit on the starbord gunwale. I have the spinnaker guy running from my right hand, under the cleat by the stay, then up to the pole and the starboard spinnaker clew. The spinnaker sheet comes to me across the thwart from the port side and through a block at the starboard end. I am holding the sheet above the starboard block on the thwart.

Is that what the cam cleat is for: to hold the sheet, or is it to hold the guy.

This is where I return to my original side-theme: a decent picture would paint a thousand words here. I feel a gallery coming on…