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Points of Sail

By MPK Software

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Points of Sail is an interactive alternative to a classic sailing diagram.

This simple and clean application uses the accelerometer to change the direction of the wind.

Points of Sail helps teach novice sailing students how to position a boat's sails when traveling in different directions relative to the wind.

Points of Sail is intended to be a simple and clean utility for anyone learning to sail.

What's New in Version 1.3

Now saves your display preferences.

The 'i' button is much easier to press.

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Customer Reviews

Indeed, not quite what I expected

Points of Sail is good, but simple. It shows proper sail position based on wind direction. You control wind direction by moving the iphone. I don't know if it is worth $0.99, but the visualization of the relationship between wind and sail is much easier to understand than reading about it.

Not as expected

I thought this app was more interactive; that it would change the direction of the wind so you could practice adjusting for it. But it just shows you how your sails would react and shares terms for the position of the sails in relation to the wind as you move your iPod.

Should be free

Excellent as far as it goes, but it's almost embarrassingly trivial. $.99? Really?
If they added some things, or a lot, I would pay much more. There aren't (m)any instructional sailing apps out there, and this could be the start of a good one.

Points of Sail
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 0.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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