Whisker pole

What does "Whisker pole" mean?

Today it means: A pole to hold out a sail.

When a sailor needs to hold a sail out so that it can catch more wind (boom out) he would use a whisker pole. This is commonly done to a headsail or spinnaker when sailing downwind.

See also: Spinnaker  and: Headsail 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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