sail around

sail around

1. To travel in the air or on the water in an aimless or leisurely manner. It's a beautiful day to take the schooner out and just sail around for a few hours. There were a number of birds sailing around overhead, waiting to see if we would drop any of our food.
2. To travel in a boat or plain along a route that bypasses or circumnavigates something. We'll have to sail around the massive storms in Buffalo if we want to ensure the safety of everyone on board.. We're finally sailing around Cape Horn tomorrow morning.
See also: around, sail

sail around

to travel by water in a boat or ship. We sailed around for about an hour and then went back to the shore. Let's go out and sail around before dinner.
See also: around, sail
References in periodicals archive ?
Shri Pradhan also visited various CSR projects of SAIL around the mines area which included Eklavya Archery Academy, Suwan Chhatravaas and Kiran women empowerment centre.
Uninterrupted sunshine and gentle breezes made conditions on the water perfect for those who chose to take a sail around the loch with some of the club's experienced volunteers.
See pocruises.com Stop off at Tokyo CRUISE JAPAN IN OLYMPICS YEAR SAIL around Japan in the year of the Tokyo Olympics.
See pocruises.com CRUISE JAPAN IN OLYMPICS YEAR SAIL around Japan in the year of the Tokyo Olympics.
She became the first quadriplegic to sail across the English Channel in 2005 and then the first female quadriplegic to sail around the Isle of Wight in 2007.
Summary: All-female crew to sail around the world to promote gender balance in education
Actually, American Navy officers the Iran Times has spoken with have wondered why it is taking Iran so long to sail around the Atlantic.
A TYCOON freed after serving just two years in prison for murdering his millionaire fiancee plans to sail around the world.
A FAILED tanning salon tycoon freed after serving two years for murdering his millionaire fiancee has bragged of how he now plans to sail around the world.
A DELIGHTED US yachtsman has set a new world record for the fastest sail around Ireland.
A former seaman who once sailed single-handedly to the Azores, Cllr Morgan's ambition is to sail around the world.
Around 6000 liner ships some as much as 1300 feet long currently sail around the world.
Following the blessing of the fleet by the Naval Chaplain on Boomerang and the Flag Officers' salute, there will be a parade of sail around the Harbour before returning to the club for lunch and the awarding of the following trophies: Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion, best dressed crew awards for vintage boats over 30 years old, with the balance of the fleet competing for the best dressed yacht and crew.
1577: English explorer and navigator Sir Francis Drake began his voyage to sail around the world.