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post #2 of Old 01-17-2012
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I think you are correct. Take it to the extreme. Could you sail to windward in a 150 knot wind? I would say no, the drag from your boats "wing" (sail) and the drag on your boat (plus wave impacts) would slow your progress to the point I think you would go backwards.
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