Groupama 4 _has a similar cockpit configuration to that of _Telefonica and mar mostro, and plenty of volume forward. The deck layout shows quite a few differences in hardware locations, characteristics that reflect the shorthanded makeup of their crew. There are 10 winches total, including a set of small winches for the traveler control and the runner winches well forward, ahead of even the large primary winch, but on a direct line from the block to the winch, eliminating the friction of a turning sheave. Three utility winches are spread across the pit area behind three separate banks of clutches and organizers, a trade-off between adding weight but improving handling. The team also created robust pyramids in the aft corners, much like with Abu Dhabi and Telefonica. This is a hint their sail-design program may be focused on off-the-wind sailing, but as with everything in this race, only time and hard-earned miles will tell.