At the Fall 48 I spent a delightful weekend starting fine and finshing poorly. Now there is an advantage of starting in front and finishing in the back in that you get to meet so many new people as they sail by you that you might not otherwise become acquainted with. However it might be nice to actually fun to see the leaders finish from time to time which brings me to my question. CREW POSITION. I'm afraid that I sail my Scot the same way I use to sail my Thistle--with my crew and myself foreward. Perhaps hanging on to a fully extended hiking stick mught not be the best way to go about things. Not being the brightest bulb on the tree it hasn't registered with me yet that in pushing my crew against the side stay he's forward of the hiking rope and the jib cleet angle which mught be a clue as to where he should be. I'm starting to think that as i look up and see the jib and main full, with tell tales streaming back. that I might be burying the bow and destroying any hope of obtaining anything that closely resembles boat speed. So my questoj is this--where in the world should we be sitting while going to windward?