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A rope shouldn’t slip on a horn cleat, and a cam or clam cleat would not, IMHO, be any less prone to slippage.

It’s perfectly possible to sail a W without using halyard tensioners. Position the foresail halyard cleat at a decent distance from the halyard exit and then you can ‘sweat up’ the tension pretty well.