"That is it!!! Simple said" .. yeah right that's it..
When we lost stearing off the the coast of Puerto Rico I had done more uncontrolled jibes in the space of a few minutes than I care to remember.
We didn't loose the rudder though and while I was trying to get control of the boat with sails we were digging out the emergency tiller. I never did get it under control untill we got the emergency tiller working. (32ft catalina in 20+ knots, 3-5ft seas)
In theory it works.
Given enough time and leeway. Only I had reefs 1/4mile to leeward.