I'm a big fan of anything powered by the wind and was amazed when I watched a video of the IBM Oracle sailboat, a highly advanced sailing boat that is rumored to have cost more than $200 million to construct (replacement masts alone run $10 million) and which was designed with one goal in mind — to win the prestigious America's Cup race. While it's certainly not green by any stretch of the imagination, it is powered by the wind and is breathtaking to see under sail.

 

 

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

The BWM Oracle is as much spaceship as it is sailboat
Take a ride on a $200 million sailboat that flies across the water at speeds of more than 30 mph.