We are about to sail to arctic seas to check out a boat that has been attacked. I am trying to figure out an escape if we get attacked. What I am wondering is: if my cleric is in the back of the boat can he cast Gust of Wind directed at the sails successively in an attempt to escape an ambush?
The spell description says the gust "blasts from you" and lasts a minute. I don't think it matters that I would be moving with the boat. I would think I could get 13 minutes of wind as I am level 9 Tempest Cleric. It is a pretty strong gust, but I would think they could adjust the sail to work.
There is floating ice in the area to hide behind: I am hoping that a short sprint might let us get away. Probably have the druid cast Fog Cloud behind us to further mess them up.
Does this sound viable or am I missing something?