The trend on a lot of modern boats, especially sportboats, is to leave the jib up downwind. In doing so, however, there’s one more task to the jibe—someone must manage that sail. Eliminate that job by installing a jib trolley, which is basically a rope traveler just in front of the mast on which the jib clew runs back and forth from jibe to jibe. The beauty of this is that, during jibes, the jib becomes self-tending. It also greatly simplifies jibe-sets, since you don’t need anyone to tend the jib then, either.