I think you can theoretically go much faster that the wind is blowing in a sailboat as long as you're not running with the wind. Does anybody know ballpark how much faster you can go? I'm sure there are several variables that would affect your speed. Being a land lubber, I am just curious. Is this one of "yet to be determined things" that depend on the efficiency of the design of the boat...like these America's cup racers? 44-55 mph is FAST!
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