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The optimum close hauled to close hauled tack

I'm not racing but am interested in making the smartest tack.
Here is my plan. Please fix, comment, adjust as necessary.
Two people

Helmsman: Ready about
Deck Hand: One wrap on lazy sheet. Uncleat working sheet and hold with one wrap.
Helmsman: Hard Alee, Starts turn of boat.
Jib backwinds, boat turns smoothly but fast, after bow passes the center of the wind the Deck Hand releases the jib by flipping off the one wrap and pulls as fast as possible on the sheet on the new tack.
When sheet stops, two more turns are taken on the winch, it is put in the self tailer and winch handle inserted.
Winching until the helmsman says OK.
Helmsman calls for any main sheet adjustments as necessary.

is that about it?
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