The instruments, the 4 winches, jammers and all the electrical controls (sail furling and reefing systems) and hydraulic controls (down-hauls, backstay, etc.) are gathered in the cockpit and available at each helm station. The Aureus XV Absolute even offers mainsheet management by a cylinder pulling a 2-sheave reverse block controlled from the helm stations. The 3 reefs are automatic with a HARKEN system and are put in directly from the helm. From here, there is direct access to two ultra-powerful two-way electric winches (on either side), and at the touch of a button the sheet can be hardened or eased off. In all conditions, it is important to be able to act quickly and accurately on the sails.