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Whisker Poles



Whisker poles are used to "wing out" the jib when sailing downwind. Sailors who have experienced downwind sailing without one can appreciate the value of being able to stabilize the jib, enabling the sail to work more efficiently.

Forespar* manufactures the finest and most complete line of Whisker Poles in the world. All Whisker Poles are constructed of high strength anodized aluminum tubing, and both telescoping and fixed-length models are available. Two styles of telescoping poles are offered—the Twist-Lock style and the Line-Control style.

Where wind conditions tend to be gusty, the double latch option is recommended to avoid accidental detachment of the sheet from the pole end (Twist-Lock style poles).

Forespar Whisker Poles


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