Ferry riders could soon be boarding sailboats

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A private Napa, Calif., company says catamaran-style ferries can accommodate 750 passengers, travel about 20 mph and cut down dramatically on fuel and emissions.

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Wind+Wing Technologies has approached San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge transit district about replacing the agency's diesel-ferry fleet with new wind-powered catamaran vessels, starting with a possible test run of the technology in April.

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