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It is easier to furl and unfurl a headsail with some breeze than dead to wind or with no wind. Some tension on the jib sheet and furling line prevents fouling of the furling line in the drum.
On occasion this is my favourite point of sail, very relaxing and good for the sunbathers in your party.