Having jibed countless times while racing I am not shy about doing it cruising, even though there is much less crew aboard (and often not much in the way of crew experience). I tried doing the sheets a few times but find that the most important job in a jibe is steering, so that's where I am usually in a jibe in any kind of significant weather. Strap the main in as far as possible, jibe the jib, then flip the boat and ease the main and take up the preventer on the other side. A bit more of chore if singlehanding but not too bad if the Autopilot is working well.
Last edited by genieskip; 02-18-2011 at 05:49 PM.