We took the genoa off towards the end of 2012 and sent it away to be cleaned and have an new sacrificial strip added.
This was the first time we had taken a sail off so did not know what to expect, however it was really easy and we ended up with 500 sq ft of genoa on the foredeck.
When the sail came back it was very neatly rolled, put our attempt to shame, anyway, they go up as easily as they come down. Ten minutes and we were finished.
Looking good with the new blue sacrificial strip, all furled away waiting for the 2013 season.