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Re: from riblets to swordfish oil.
Mysterious oils (slime and goo) and air injection are all old news, and all were long banned by pretty much any sanctioned racing. So if you really want it, you'll have to start a new racing organization or expect to be DSQ'd.
Same thing for microtexturing on the hull.
Viking longboats apparently suck in air and naturally create air injection under the hull. This was stumbled upon when one of the recreations was put to sail, and it made higher speeds than anyone thought it should be making.