Graduate Dinghy Association

The latest design in jib pole technology allows the pole to be hoisted or dropped by pulling or releasing a line at the base of the mast. This means the crew does not need to stand up during hoisting or dropping, the pole can be carried longer, and as an added bonus, the pole may be partially hoisted to leeward on reaches to control the jib leech, replacing the barber hauler.

Flyaway jib poles can be done on a budget using aluminium tube, or for the racier sailors, carbon fibre poles give a super-light, super-stiff option!

Ready to fit kits can be purchased using the links below:



With goosewinging on a run now becoming effortless, adjusting the jib leech tension on reaches is now also possible - see the advice below for a quick "how to" guide: