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The PHRF rules re; whisker poles/spin poles is in reference to their unpenalized length and not their use. On a whisker pole if its telescoping, then a red band must be visable when extended to its rated length, which is its "J" dim. if its not oversized and penalized. How it may be used is spelled out in the USsailing rules. Which now says, it may be used on the same side as the boom if so desired. The old rules stated that they could''nt be on the same side, except when performing a gybe.
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