ryanm4 - get use to reverse rudder turns and practice them. When it is blowing it can be very hard to complete a regulat tack jibless. I've been sailing cats (H16 & H17Sport) for over 30 years and when it is really blowing (20+), I'm jibless (furled) and only complete about half of my tacks. I've done enough reverse rudder turns than I can usually complete one in less than 20 seconds. Once you get them down, you will never get 'stuck' again. I like to sail for long periods of time and sometimes purposely put my boat into irons to take a break.
Tip: After reversing the rudders, start to let out the main as soon as you are being pushed backwards, the bow will fall further off. When the boats slows (in reverse) streighten the rudders and sheet in just a little, if the boat starts to go forward, sheet in some more. If not reverse the rudders again, loosen the main again and fall off a bit more and try again. Good Luck