In this mode, you’re always looking for a little more helm. The helm is more rudder angle and load, giving the boat more side force, and it will naturally want to point. In light or moderate air, heel a couple of degrees more and overtrim the main. You can trim the jib a tiny bit at the same time, but not nearly as much as the main. You don’t want to stop the breeze from going through the slot — that’s death, and the whole sail plan will stall.
If you have a traveler, bring the traveler car up in addition to trimming the sheet. If your leech telltales are stalling 50 percent of the time at VMG, you might now see them stalling 80 percent of the time, depending on how far you go into this mode. Trimming the main creates more side force and less drive forward, and by heeling, you’re adding the hull, along with the rudder angle, to prevent the boat from sliding sideways. Those two balance each other out, and the boat will go slower but higher.