The glue guy isn’t a fixed position. But he’s never a star. He’s not the guy who gets singled out in the press release for picking the shifts, saving the jibe set, or squeezing out an extra two-tenths of upwind boatspeed. He’s not the guy with the glittering résumé in 10-point type. In the typical big-boat crew configuration he will be the mastman, pit assist, sewerman, grinder, offside trimmer, or floater. These are the “secondary” positions that many teams fill with less experienced sailors. In classes with limitations on professional sailors, these positions are reserved for amateurs. For a one-design crew racing under a weight limit, these spots are cast as much by weight as anything else. How many times have you heard a one-design owner asking if anyone knows of a 135-pound floater, or a 190-pound mastman?