How do you fly a spinnaker without a pole?
Yes you can use a spinnaker without a pole. Practice with the wind gentle and set it dead down wind. It will fly fine. Then start slowly coming slightly more up, just a bit.
How long should my spinnaker pole be?
SPL (J): Maximum spinnaker pole length for your yacht. A whisker pole should be approxi- mately as long as the foot of the sail you intend to pole out. * Max available SPL with composite end fittings, attached to a fixed mast ring. If the pole is to be “Dip Gybe”, max available SPL is increased by 165 mm.
When would you use a spinnaker?
A spinnaker is a particular type of sail designed for use when a boat is reaching or sailing ‘off the wind’. For example, when on a broad reach or run. Like other sails spinnakers come in different sizes and it is not uncommon for a race boat to have two, three or even more spinnakers as part of its sail wardrobe.
Can you fly an asymmetrical spinnaker without a bowsprit?
No bowsprit necessary, just a solid tack point forward of the furled sail. A proper anchor roller assembly works well.
How do you rig a gennaker?
To rig the gennaker, you should: 1. Attach the tack of the gennaker to the bowsprit; 2. Attach the gennaker halyard to the head of the sail; 3. Run the dowsing line through the retrieval points on the sail; 4.
Does a spinnaker need a pole?
It’s important to understand that the pole is boosting the performance of the spinnaker, it’s not absolutely necessary in order for the spinnaker to work and hence when there is a situation where the pole is not quite ready to go it’s often better to get the Spinnaker hoisted and flying first and then sort out the pole …
What is the difference between a spinnaker pole and a whisker pole?
Whisker poles are sized to match the size of the foot of the sail that they are working, while spinnaker poles are sized to match the distance from the mast to the bow, also known as the boat’s “J” dimension. Because of this, Whisker Poles tend to be significantly longer than spinnaker poles for the same boat.