As you head up, get rid of the asymmetrical or whisker pole. Depending on the boat type and rig, there are a variety of sail combinations that might work. Regular working sails with a reef in the mainsail and/or a partially furled genoa — or, even better, a proper working jib — are a few options. On a monohull with a big foretriangle, using only the headsail might be a safe, balanced setup. On a cruising multihull, a reef mainsail and no headsail might be the ticket. The trick is to find balance, where the sail plan doesn’t cause the boat to round up.