I keep the main uncleated too once the windward hull lifts and I moved those cleats attached to my jib sheet racketing block up to my wing and mounted them next to me.I hold on to the main and lay that jib sheet across my leg very accessible so I can release it in an instance. I actually mounted three cams per wing and use them to hold any sheets(jib,main or spinnaker) at my discretion.Before I moved those cams,I always found it too difficult to quickly release the jib from way out on the trapezes and still somewhat control it too.With my cam cleats basically right by my side(when sitting) or across my leg(when in the trapeze) it seemed very easy to control my 21SE.I like holding the main with one hand and keeping the tiller in the other hand with the jib sheet across my leg.
I have not capsized my 21SE in at least a decade.I have a wind vane mounted on top of my mast(kind of hard to see way up there) that breaks when the mast hits the water.And I hate replacing it.I do carry extra vanes.I have those shroud extenders with Johnson cams and a righting bucket that work well with two people.On windy days,I like a crew of at least three experienced sailor(me and my two kids)On real windy days I changed out my stock sized jib for a custom made storm jib.(less square footage)Probably half the time I sail,I sail alone...very peaceful
As I remember,the boat rolls over in almost slow motion sometime giving me time to plan a landing.Unless I pitch pole and than it is like swatting a fly....not a good thing
Bill 404 21SE