SD, your getting a little techy on my little 12' boat now. I don't have any sort of reefing system. The boom goes in a sleeve on the bottom of the sail. I do like the idea of loose footed on the sail since it would make stowing it alot easier. Right now ive got to remove all the rigging from the boom to remove the sail from it.
This picture shows the running rigging of the boat.
This shows the sail attached to the boom/mast.