I wouldn't assume Spithill is the better of the two helmsmen in the pre-start. Bruni has a pretty good resume when it comes to match racing. These starts aren't the reaching starts of the two cup cycles. The upwind start leads to positioning similar to a traditional monohull match race.I don't think so, Zaal. Especially in the start box. Maybe an improvement to the shared helm would be only after starting, with Jimmy helming exclusively in the start box.
On the other hand, if LRPP leave the arrangement as is, that's better for ETNZ, so all's good. ;-)