Raise our main sail with a reef in it. Keep it flat and sheeted in tight. Get up on the bow, sit down and wedge your feet in good, as the the boat sail's up on the anchor pull int the chain, when it's about to tack, take a turn, when it slack's pull some more. One link at a time, you'll get it up. Patience!!!
This sounds interesting. I think I'll try practising it off of Kits beach when there is SE wind blowing. That way, if I screw up, I'll just be blown out to English Bay.
I always sit down to raise anchor and I have a chain stopper to hold the chain when I am reaching for more.