self tacking solutions
The previous response was excellent. You can get some ideas from most cutter-rigged boats in your marina. Island Packets all have self-tacking staysails. My own cutter has a cabin-mounted traveler and a boom that is attached to the midstay. The mainsheet is led back to an aft-mounted winch. I can see that this would be a nice option for a single-handed sloop. Doing this with a furling headsail would require an investment in some hardware. But Island Packets have furling staysails so you know it can be done.