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When a boat is set up for double jib halyards, then you use the port halyard for running up the sail in the port foil groove and starboard to starboard as you don’t want to “cross” the halyards. You want to hoist the new sail in the lee of the old, and use the new sail to cradle the old one coming down to the deck. This makes for a much faster change. It is a real PITA to bring the old one down in the lee of the new as the sail can get hung up on the lifeline stanchions and it is hard for the bow and mast man to gather it into the boat. You got to strategize on when and where you make your peel.