Just wondering for comments as to where the correct or ideal crew position ought be for trapping, where the crew continually needs to come in and then go out due to gusting wind conditions.
Gusty conditions can play havoc with the crew, but if they need to go in and out a lot, that basically requires them to be near the front crossbar/shroud area. If the skipper is sitting on the hull at the front crossbar, the crew can swing in and sit on the hull just in front of the crossbar (otherwise skipper and crew will be on top of each other). If the skipper is trapped out, then the crew just comes in right in front of the shroud as they would normally do.
There's no "right" solution, and sometimes it can be a major PITA. The ideal soluion is to have the skipper be able to stay put (either on the hull or out on the wire) and have the crew do the majority of moving around. That way the skipper can concentrate on steering. The most important thing is for the skipper to keep his/her head out of the boat and watching the water so he can anticipate changes in windspeed before they hit the boat so the team can prepare to move themselves before they're scrambling on top of each other.
Unless it's really gusty, the crew should be able to stay in one place for the majority of the time and the skipper makes the adjustments through steering (i.e., if the crew is getting tea-bagged a lot, it's likely the skipper's fault for not watching the wind and/or steering through the puffs).