I know what you mean. I took my Mom to the very first Tea Party rally here where strong wind in the spring (and fall and winter) is a constant. I just grabbed the flag and pole we put out on the deck to take with us. A 3’X5’ flag. I had no idea how much sail power 3’X5’ of cloth has. I DO NOW! LOL
I led the march from the park we were in to the Main St. Bridge over the Genesee River, for a ceremonial tea dump into the river, and wind was really kicking up!