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I sail a boat with a “all boats must have one” furling headsail (Laser 2000).
The only time I use the furling is when landing in a strong wind and the crew doesn’t want to get hit in the face with the jib sheets flapping about.
As soon as we land, we un-furl and lower the jib.
Wrapping all that expensive cloth around a thin wire forestay is NOT a good idea for longevity and speed of the jib.