Swedish Bikini Team.Beach:
You are not getting it. Primary sail handling is from the aft cockpit. Ancillary sail handling i.e, chutes staysail hal are in the cc. There is simply not enough room in the aft cockpit to bring everything aft. Trust me that a lot of thought has fone into this deck layout including extensive mock up work. We are not guessing at anything.
Who is this "paid crew"?
Personally I like my dear late dad's cruising approach: When the breeze drops below 10 knots, instead of a spinnaker we'd use the `benzine topsail'.cruising boats usually don't have very active spinnaker trim anyway...
usually, the sheet gets set in about the right place, and cleated off.
then the driver just heads up or down a bit, as needed to keep the chute flying nicely.