(From a post I contributed to Weta Anarchy)
BTW, FWIW this is my observation regarding strong wind gennaker reaching sailing positions:
Mostly in the past I have sat on the windward, aft corner of the aka, hiking out. From this position I can see the gennaker very well which allows me to keep it optimally trimmed and I can keep the boat sailing pretty flat. However, I found that when I sit on the aft deck of the main hull, in my limited experience (Sunday), the boat NEVER buried a bow. Whereas from the windward position I more often had to drive down out of trouble and did bury the bows hard enough to pitch me forward onto the tramp once. But, when on the aft deck of the main hull, I felt I wasn't as effective keeping the gennaker optimally trimmed because I couldn't see it very well. In the past I have sat on the windward ama behind the tramp, but I am no longer capable of getting my tired, old ass back up onto the tramp from there anymore.
Anybody care to chime in with their experiences in this realm?