Spinnakers: On boats with asymmetrical spinnakers, feeding out the tack at the weather mark usually involves a fair amount of friction, which is often created by the bowline connecting the sheet to the sail. Make your bowman happy by upgrading your tack line with a soft style shackle, or even a Tylaska style snap shackle. In classes where you can only use one spinnaker, consider looping the tack line directly to the spinnaker. This not only eliminates bumps and friction, but it is lighter and safer (think less moving parts). Additionally in light wind, you have the ability to get the tack down farther and the luff tighter.