c|net has a small slideshow demonstrating coming technology to pull large cargo ships along with giant kites, reducing fuel consumption. Not quite a return to the days of great sailing ships, but a nod. Since it’s not quite sailing, it will only work when traveling roughly in the direction of the wind, but it still makes me happy to see big industry harnessing nature and taking enviro steps with zero-impact methods.
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Actually kites can fly upwind to some degree. Certainly not as much as a conventional sail can but still likely better than the large square sails of old.