Let me first say that this is my first post here. I've been sailing for 28 years and currently sail a Cape Dory 25D.
After reading this thread I found no one mentioning steering using your sails. I practice for fun and amassment of crew, Seraph's ability to go virtually in any direction with the tiller lashed amid ships. Want to fall off trim the jib
on/main out. Want to come closer to the wind jib
out/main in. Wind speed has a huge affect on how well this works and a reef in the main and the genoa rolled up a tad helps. Having a full keel doesn't hurt!!
Randy Cape Dory 25D Seraph #161