When Dooku leaves Geonosis and those sails sprout from his ship, the movie cuts to when he arrives at Coruscant and the sails fold back in. I assume they were out the entire trip. How is a solar sail system faster than hyperdrive? Just going by solar wind, it wouldn't even be as fast as a ship's thrusters. Geonosis was so far on the edge of the galaxy that Obi's message had to be relayed back to the Jedi temple? Just using solar winds, Dooku would have died thousands of years ago before the ship got there. Of course it looks like the trip only took a few hours. Did the novel explain this more? In Deep Space Nine, they had a very similar sail ship that the ancient Bajorans used (aired about 6 years ago). It got some push into warp and made it to Cardasia in a few hours. Could Dooku's ship somehow be pushed into hyperspace?