Two effective elements to practice with a team early in the season relate to spinnaker jibes and free flying the spinnaker prior to the takedown.
We have all been on boats where the spinnaker collapses consistently on jibes and on takedowns when the spinnaker pole is taken down and it can make for a tricky day on the water for everyone.
Keeping the spinnaker filled through a jibe can be challenging, particularly on shifty days when the velocity is up and down. And it's also tricky in light air. With that in mind, here are some ideas that can help, particularly if you have a new trimmer or driver on your team.