Yes. On the general note.
How much technology X improved over period Y is often irrelevant. Because the question is rather how well technology X meets the needs of the job in hand rather then how good the technology is.
Mind the wheel
, the knife and the fire have not been significantly improved over last 1000 years or so. And yet, they are our first choice in many situations.
Oceans have been crossed in wooden boats with square sails
. And today this can be done again and again too.
seems to be a very old design, just look at old Asian decorative art. The rig is still around today.
Improvements in materials benefit everybody at about the same rate. And also at the same price
. Just that the price/performance scale is exponential.
You want to go .1kt faster ??? clean that hull
You want to go 1kt faster. Well. Pay $$$ (a new sail, a carbon mast
, a ...)
Unless you are racing
and making money
(or ego) going so, skip the chase. Get her sail as well as she would, then just enjoy the ride.