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Mid boom sheeting has few (if any) advantages from a performance/handling point of view, but what it does do is clear the cockpit of obstructions. This facilitates lounging there, and simplifies installations of dodgers and biminis.
For short handed sailing, though, without elaborate sheeting arrangements generally the mainsheet becomes inaccessible to the helmsperson, esp on wheel-steered boats.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)