ASA's Sailing Challenge
By American Sailing Association
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
ASA’s Sailing Challenge (for iPhone/iPad) includes six fun, easy-to-use modules that unlock the mysteries of sailing. Learn Points of Sail, Apparent Wind, Sail Trim, Tacking and Jibing, Rules of the Road, and Docking. Then, put it all together when you sail around a course against the clock in the Sailing module.
Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that lets players climb aboard, take control of the tiller in one hand and the mainsheet in the other, and sail off on a virtual sea of fun. When the ASA says the fun starts here, we really mean it!
What's New in Version 2.0
ASA's Sailing Challenge is now even better! We've added more sailing levels including a British Virgin Islands course, a Night Sailing Course, and a Tacking Master course that tests your tacking abilities! The sailboat now features a jib, improved polars, and the boat puts out a realistic wake as you sail along. We've also added a way for you to look around while you're sailing along - great for monitoring lay lines as well as checking out the scenery! Also, by popular demand you can now choose between steering with a tiller or with a wheel! Lastly, we've added achievements to each module - complete each task quickly without making any mistakes and you will earn all 3 achievement stars!
Very helpful for a first-timer
I'm planning to sail for the first time in about 2 weeks. Ive spent many years using small motor boats and don't plan to spend several hundred dollars taking classes to learn to sail the $500 used sailboat I bought. I've read lots of information and watched a bunch of videos so I thought I had a grasp on the basics from a technical standpoint. This app actually put my knowledge to the test much better than I expected and while I'm probably still going to struggle a bit, I'm going to be way more prepared after getting some feel for the wind and sail reaction. I might provide an update after I take my maiden voyage if I'm still alive.
Fun educational and exasperating
At first it's like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time but you quickly catch on and really groove in some sailing reactions. Fun and helpful to someone learning to sail. Really helps you to visualize various points of sail and their relative efficiency. I would like to see gauges with true and apparent wind speed to help me learn how tweaking the trim will effect those elements and boat speed at various points...that may be overwhelming for a beginner but would help as one learns. I would also like to be able to go back and repeat within modules without having to start all over Regardless, I'm enjoying it very much!
Set sail with this app!
This app is a great starter for anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs of sailing. Even if all you're doing is watching a sailing event on TV, this app will help you understand what the participants are doing and give you greater appreciation for the sport. The modules are set up well and progressively teach the basics. I have a little trouble with the trim and helm controls, but younger users should do much better than this old fart! I have been sailing for years and can say this app is a great and inexpensive way to get your feet wet and learn whether sailing is for you. Just do it!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 21, 2017
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 425 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: American Sailing Association
- © American Sailing Association
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.