Then there’s the story of the Kiwi bird. At the first sign if trouble, the Kiwi bird starts flying around in circles. Faster and faster, tighter and tighter. Eventually he flies so fast and tight that he just flies right up his own butt until he disappears!
You could be like the Kiwi bird and let go the sheets and just sail around in circles until the sail rolls itself up or you might try letting go the sheets and taking them to the foredeck and wrapping it up manually. It may not look too pretty but it’ll get the sail out of harm’s way so you get into safe shelter where you can work on the problem.
"Who would go to sea for pleasure
would go to hell for pastime."