That would have meant going forward.
You damn lazy cruiser you.
To put more twist in the main you pull the traveller up, and let the mainsheet out. No need to go forward at all. It spills the top of the mainsail off, so there is less healing force. (the traveller was right down in that photo, which is why I mentioned it, more productive than talking about politics)
You can also crank on the backstay, that pulls the forestay tighter, which helps pointing, but on a fractional rig boat, cranking the backstay on bends the mast more, flatenning out the mid section of the main (less depth, less power), the less power bit makes for easier handling, less rudder angle and more speed.
All without leaving the cockpit BP (and potentially all without getting off your arse).
If you twist the main out too much, the top just flaps and adds drag. That is a clear sign you will go faster if you put a reef in. To do that may actually required getting up and expending physical exertion.