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Scrum and Yacht Racing - Roles

Watching the development of yacht sailing teams during a campaign, I have always been struck by the similarities between an effective team on a boat and an effective Scrum team. If we take an X-35 team, it has 7 to 9 members.  Each member of the team has a very specific set of skills and a role. A team has a build-up to a race or a series of races in a campaign.  Usually there is a main goal - a certain race that stands out like a world cup - combined with a series of smaller events. Roles
To get an idea of a typical modern sailing team, it is handy to understand what everyone does.  Beginning at the back of the boat: