sail against

sail against something

to operate a boat or ship, so as to move against the wind. It takes skill and training to sail against the wind. The huge cruise ship sailed against the wind all the way to St. Thomas.
See also: sail
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The campaign was only launched last month and this was their first competitive sail against the six other members of the Race fleet.
After finishing the round-robin stages on top of the leader board, Gilmour elected to sail against Malcolm Parker (RPAYC) in the semifinals and defeated him 2-0 to progress to the grand final, where he dropped one match to CYCA's Harry Price.
Twelve of the world's best teams will sail against each other in match race sailing, a form of head-to-head combat similar to the America's Cup, just feet from the edge of Navy Pier.
Harrison provides readers with a common sense narrative on how the American economy got where it is today and how investors now need an iconoclastic and out-of-the box investment strategy to successfully sail against the turbulent headwinds facing the U.
Talks to return the Mavi Marmara and two other Turkish-owned ships from the flotilla had been held up by Israel's demand the owners undertake not to sail against the blockade, which it says prevents arms smuggling to Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers.
Twenty minutes later, the captain continuing to sail against the wind, calm returned.
As the lonely ruler finds love again with adventurer Walter Raleigh, she refuses to let him set sail against the Armada - a decision that does not go down well at court.
But a British survivor, Simon Hill, aged 44, from Southampton, faces civil proceedings from Mr al-Kobaisi, who accuses him of ordering the captain to set sail against his wishes.
Simon Hill (44), from Southampton, is accused of ordering the captain of the converted pleasure boat al Dana to set sail against his wishes.
If we threw the best we had against such advanced craft, do you suppose the result would be similar to the historic Spanish Armada setting sail against today's US Atlantic Fleet?
Boro are all set to sail against the Portuguese men of war
Or another little masterpiece, from a private collection, that sets a pair of dark sails and a single light sail against a minimally inflected, washy ground with a bare hint of horizon.
YACHTING: Team New Zealand will defend the America's Cup aboard NZL-82, picking its newest black boat to sail against Alinghi of Switzerland beginning Saturday on the Hauraki Gulf off New Zealand.
After ten years, and a good few face-lifts, since its original launch, the re-designed Micra flagship is all set to sail against the opposition.
With a little breeze, she would be able to sail against the current.