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I think the greater hindrances are hydrodynamic drags... low drag multihulls, esp those on foils are going to go much faster than our lead bombs.
Could be those craft (and ice boats) may get a chance to run into the aerodynamic limits, but since we're working in two distinct elements I think the aerodynamic ones won't come into play for the average boat....
This question is probably a good academic one, though, when dealing with extreme winds in the 100 Knt + range...
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