The principle of building any team is: "The interests of the team are always higher than the interests of any individual". Following this principle, the team exists, grows and wins. If one of the team members puts their interests above the team's interests, then the team is no longer there, you can disperse in different directions.
An extraordinary individualist, for whom his own interests are inviolable, is unlikely to stay for a long time in a sailing yacht. The team of riders has "one head" for all, ie. they must think and act together as one person. The main task of the captain is to build the correct system of hierarchical values, then any person built into the team uses his abilities, skills and bright personal qualities for the benefit of his team.
The captain and his people must go through a difficult path from a friendly company to building a successful, truly "star" team. Individuals become a cohesive team when each person is loyal and committed to the team, when the collective mind prevails, only then should responsibilities be assigned. The question immediately arises, who and where will work more efficiently, how to distribute the team's forces in the optimal way?
A team of 5-6 people can take part in short races on the high seas, which is quite capable of handling the yacht in stable weak and medium winds.
According to the experts 2yachts, a full-fledged team of a cruising racing yacht requires 6-7 people (this is the minimum number), but it will be much it is better if the crew of a 40-foot yacht consists of 9-10 members. This number of sailors is required to compete in triangle and loop competitions, as well as in medium distance regattas (200 to 600 miles).
Large yachts require a lot of physical work, administrative positions appear. To service a 50- or 70-foot vessel, 15-17 people are required. If there are fewer people, then the team will not cope with the management of the sailing vessel in training.
As an example, consider a widely used option: the crew of a 40-foot racing yacht. The team should include qualified, experienced, hardy people in fit. Remember that communication and companionship are important to a real team. Symbolically, the crew is divided into experienced and strong.
What do experienced people with high qualifications do:
What do the strong do:
In all of the above positions, should not be used by professionals, this will greatly hurt their pride, which will negatively affect work efficiency.
This structure is exemplary. You may organize your team differently. When building a strong strong team, adhere to the principle: "Learn from those who have already gone this way, and then look for your own!"
Winning the race depends on each member of the team, even if he does secondary work and his role seems quite insignificant. Mutual understanding of the crew and the correct distribution of forces save a few seconds, which can be decisive when summing up the results.
If you want to become a racer - join a team or unite with like-minded people, rent a yacht and take part in regattas, since only experience will make you a real yachtsman.