SAILTEC's Forespar Katalog 2015 - page 4

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Whisker poles are used
for non-spinnaker class
racing and short-handed
cruising, or whenever
downwind performance is
desired without the use of
conventional spinnakers.
A properly sized and
deployed whisker pole will
allow the headsail to add
considerable power and
speed to downwind sailing.
Telescoping whisker poles
allow one pole to be used
with furling headsails or
multiple sized jibs and
genoas on a given boat.
By projecting the headsail out to weather and out of the mainsail’s “wind shadow”, the
headsail can fill and stabilize. Without a whisker pole, the headsail will flop from side
to side, limp and useless. The use of a whisker pole will allow “wing on wing” sailing
dead downwind with surprising performance. In recent years, asymmetrical spinnakers
have become “all the rage” in off-the-wind sailing. These sails are subject to the same
dynamics as jibs or genoas as you turn closer to dead down wind or try to sail “deep”.
The use of a whisker pole to hold out the clew of the asymmetrical sail will stabilize the
sail in the same way as a conventional headsail.
“It is the most important add-on I have
on Quetzal, really
. I can’t imagine sailing
downwind without my whisker pole”. I
make offshore passages for a living and
I count on my Forespar® whisker pole.
It’s an aluminum and carbon, telescoping
model that gives me great flexibility when
poling out my headsail. The pole is robust,
well engineered and easy to set. When the
wind pipes-up I’m able to keep sailing on
a deep reach and if it builds more I simply
furl the sail, adjust the pole length and
keep blasting along.
John Kretschmer
Professional Passagemaker
Sailing Write
r
1
Un-cleat the Line.
2
Pull Line out to extend the pole.
3
Re-cleat the Line.
WHISKER POLE SIZE RECOMMENDATIONS
WORKING JIB
GENOA
Boat Length: Light to Mod. Air Mod. to Heavy Air
Light to Mod. Air Mod. to Heavy Air
Up to 16 ft.
ADJ 4’-8’
ADJ 6’-12’
ADJ 6’-12’
HD 6’-12’
Up to 22 ft.
ADJ 6’-12’
HD 6’-12’
HD 6’-12’
LC 8’-14’
Up to 25 ft.
HD 6’-12’
HD 6’-12’
ADJ 7’-15’
ADJ 7’-15’
Up to 28 ft.
ADJ 7’-15’
ADJ 7’-15’
ADJ 7’-15’
LC 10’-18’
Up to 33 ft.
LC 10’-18’
LC 10’-18’
LC 10’-18’
LC 12’-22’
Up to 35 ft.
LC 12’-22’
LC 12’-22’
LC 12’-22’
LC 13’-24’
Up to 46 ft.
LC 13’-24’
LC 13’-24’
LC 13’-24’
LC 15’-27’
Up to 50 ft.
LC 15’-27’
LC 15’-27’
LC 15’-27’
Carbon Fiber Custom Poles
50ft and Over
Please contact Forespar for advise on ordering pole of this size
Carbon Fiber Custom Poles
WHISKER POLES
Forespar Line Control Poles Are Easy As 1 - 2 - 3
(see pg 4)
WHISKER POLES
For Replacement Whisker Pole Parts See Page 51
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