Definition of “sail” - Learner’s Dictionary

sail

verb uk us /seɪl/
TRAVEL [ I ]

B1 to travel in a boat or a ship:

We sailed to Malta.
CONTROL BOAT [ I, T ]

B1 to control a boat that has no engine and is pushed by the wind:

I learned to sail when I was a child.
She sailed the small boat through the storm.
START JOURNEY [ I ]

When a ship sails, it starts its journey, and if people sail from a particular place or at a particular time, they start their journey:

This ship sails weekly from Florida to the Bahamas.
sail over/past/through, etc

to move quickly through the air:

The ball sailed past me.

(Definition of “sail verb” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)