Yup, totally doable, just not super efficient. We do it often when we canít be bothered to gybe back and forth.
Generally best to use autopilot
in apparent wind
mode and set it to 170*. Let the boom out as far as you can to the leeward side; due to the cap shroud
, lack of boom vang
and not long enough traveller, the boom will lift
as you ease the sheet. Stop when the upper part of the sail lays against the rig - the boom will be at about a 45* angle to the centreline. You could rig a boom preventer/vang from the end of the boom to a mid ships block to pull down the boom and get the sail off the rig, and to let the boom out a bit more, but thatís not necessary.
Sheet the jib
to windward. We run a separate sheet out to the rail and further forward than the regular sheet lead to pull the jib
out to the side and down. This works particularly well with self tacking jibs as their foot is relatively short.
The alternative is to take down your mainsail
. If thereís not a lot of wind
then maybe a code 0 or spinnaker
instead of jib, but in any sort of reasonable breeze your jib alone will be fine.