|I leave the side stays attached at all times. When it comes time to raise the mast I have one person at the very back of the cockpit, standing with one foot on each cockpit seat. I usually stand on the deck about two foot aft of the step. |
The person in the cockpit starts the lift and I take over at about 20 degrees. Once it is upright I keep forward pressure on it, while the crewmember goes forward to attach the forestay.
I have never really had a "sway" problem though. Unless, trying to raise it after the boat has been launched.