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Hull shape will have a lot to do with how a boat will come about into the wind almost as much as the sails. Every boat is a different set of compromises; some sail like dinghies while others sail like full keelers, like my boat which is slow (but forgiving) to come into the wind. Yes, the standing rigging and sails make a difference too but my point is more that it is one boat at a time as you could take a lifetime learning about all the different rigs.
Examples of specific boats you have been sailing and boats you might consider owning might stimulate this conversation.
I wouldn't laugh at your Grandma unless she looked funny.
The way you have your genoa sheets rigged seems to be accepted as the best and safest way to do this (2 lines, 2 bowlines in the clew). It is the safest way to rig the genny because if 1 sheet breaks you still have the other which may or may not be true with 1 continuous sheet. It is best because people say it is so.
That said, we use a knot which is essentially a double lined half hitch for the clew a single line for both sheets. It rarely hangs up on our shrouds but this may vary from rig to rig.
Try using a single sheet and see if it helps.
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