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In each of the standards that I teach, the removal of overrides using the rolling hitch is a part of the course. I will intentionally override a winch to the teach the concept.
I used the running backstay method on our last tack into the Hardwicke Island finish of the 2007 Van Isle 360 after we had an override on a genoa sheet.
I would recommend a few practice tries before you really need to do it. On those long tacks it might give you something to do.
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