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@Bellerophon wrote:

I agree with Colin: It is a curious decision to allow twin poles yet deny the option of a jib stick for those who would feel happier goosewinging. Surely it is much safer and more seamanlike to have the headsail boomed out than to have the crew holding the sheet outside the shrouds.

What is the rationale behind this odd rule?

It’s not a problem if you only have one spinnaker pole, you can still take a jib stick!

Steve