I highly recommend going downwind to furl a jib
. It is much easier to furl a jib
going downwind because the apparent wind is less than the true wind, the main can blanket the jib
, and the wind holds the jib
curved out in front (ease the sheet as you furl to keep it thus) for a neat furling
job. This method offers much less wear on the jib (no snapping and flapping as happens going upwind to furl). Then turn back up into the wind to put away the main. Go downwind to furl even - or especially! - when reefing the jib.