Just one comment about long knots on Spinnakers.. I assume this is in reference to an A sail. While few symmetrical spins are tied on, if they are then long knots are problematic when acting as a guy vis-a-vis the pole. The tack/clew should be as close to the pole as possible for stability.
Faster, that is 100% correct, only on assyms...
I did not mention it, because the photo I posted clearly shows the two guys tied to the extention, and thought it was straight forward.