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as it relates to a spinnaker pole, means that the pole is set at an angle shallower than perpendicular to the wind; the outboard end is pointed somewhat into the wind. The pole is over-squared to help create an optimum spinnaker luff profile, i.e., a straight, vertical luff and a rounded foot, when the apparent wind is fewer than 120 degrees off the bow, or when you want to direct the sail’s force more forward. Also known as over-trimming the pole. See also: square the pole. Compare to: under-sqaure.

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