We'll try to hook up with RAN for a 15-minute beat upwind. Although for instrument tuning we'd like to do a lot of tacks, it's more important to get the sails and the speed team really grooving well, and you need about 7 minutes alongside another boat on the same tack to really get any sort of good feedback on performance and mode changes. And that makes it easier to watch the phasing of the wind, since the instruments are not so accurate immediately after a tack. So we normally do two long tacks—the down side is that we only explore one side of the course—then create an imaginary mark and do a spinnaker set, where, once again, we work on mode and trim on two long boards. We try to end upwind of the starting line about 25 minutes before the start and do a "cruising" takedown and let the foredeck team get everything tidied up. At this point, the RC boat is usually fixed in position at anchor—we assume they are if they have all their flags including the line flag flying—so we'll do a slow, accurate ping of the committee boat. Here in KW, they normally wait until about 8 minutes before the start to confirm the port end of the line position, so with 20 minutes to go, we usually hoist the alternate jib. I find that if you're undecided about which jib to put up, it's best if you put up both and see for yourself, rather than just stress and talk about it. But we have to balance out the benefit of seeing the alternate jib with the distraction and effort it creates on the bow.