For approaches, landings, and getting the sail out of the way while rowing, let go the sheet and haul on the brail.
It was too late to pause, however, and the sheet was slowly eased off, Jack hauling on the brail at the same time.
I would haul the mizen up, and the mizen stay-sail down, or brail it up , hard a weather the helm, shiver the mizen top-sail, let go the main and main-top bowlines, ease off the main sheet, the lee main brace, and round in the weather brace.
As with the brails and sheets, there is no need to trim the scolaringe.
Large sprit rigs leave the sprit standing, and the sail is furled by brailing it up to the mast and headrope.