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CWS refers to Dehler's Central Winching System, where all lines are led to a single winch central to the cockpit surrounded by clutches.
An interesting idea, but not that efficient since any line would have to be completely released before the next could be loaded. I suppose for cruising it may be OK, but tacks would be slower.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)