Alternative Transportation - "Monowheel" hand-cranked and pedal-powered versions were built in the late century. Most built in the century have been motorized. An electric monowheel called Dynasphere was tested in 1932 in the UK.
This is what heavy weather sailing looks like. Sails reduced to a hankerchief sized storm sail. This as opposed to a popular photoshopped pin of a sailboat in huge seas under full sail leaving no wake.