- Mark the jib tracks so that you know where the jib fairlead block has to go.
- Mark the halyard on the jib so you have a basic idea where the halyard tension will go.
- Make sure hanks run smoothly and are not frozen or difficult to open.
- Make sure jib blocks are stored in a commonly known place, which is easily accessible.
- Have both the middle and bow crew have a roll of white tape handy for taping the jib halyard snap shackle.
- Flake the headsail you are not using, fold it into thirds and place a loose sail tie around it. This is much faster than having to unroll the sail under pressure.
- Reeve an extra set of jib sheets on to the headsail you are not using; it saves time.
- Store the flaked headsail with the tack facing forward; doing so will enable you to place it on deck facing the right way.