Animated Path: sailboat moving over water

The water is a plane with a few wave modifiers. The path for the sailboat to move along has a shrinkwrap modifier targeted at the water. Play the animation and the path moves with the water, but the sailboat moves along the unmodified path. Any suggestions?

an easy way, but not really perfect -as i’ve just tested- would be using a shrinkwrap constraint on the boat… there may be others methods