If you are having problems pointing I would think that new sails
are the best and cheapest place to start. Note that I did not say cheap
, only cheapest. Start with a main and 100% jib
then see what else the pocket book can handle, in order after those I would get a drifter then a 130% lapper.
If she just isn't fast enough generally then there are cheaper options to start with than a whole new suit of sails
A) Adding an inner forestay for a staysail so the boat becomes a cutter ketch
. On any reach the boat will benefit from the added sail area, and the extra rigging
will provide redundant support for the main mast
. Close hauled or running the staysail won't do much.
B) Get a used drifter for light air sailing.
C) Get some sort of nylon sail such as asymmetrical spinnaker
in a snuffer/sock, or a CodeZero on a furler