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I've gone back to the dock because of high winds, finding it difficult to take the helm and the headsail at the same time. I would sit on the leeward side holding the genoa sheet with 4 wraps and tiller with my foot.
That is a pretty good point. I have also found myself in this situation where I'm leaning back on the leeward cockpit coaming, feeling like I'm reaching up to everything, holding the tiller a bit to windward with my foot while trimming in the sheet (with my non-ST winches). Still, that task doesn't take forever, and I have a tiller pilot which sometime does half the work for me (and sometimes adds work).
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27