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

Version 2.1.1

Minor fixes & improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
78 Ratings
78 Ratings

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.


What a brilliant app!

I’ve just come from a two day sailing lesson and this is the perfect complement to real boat experience. Without this app, I would be so confused with what the instructor was telling me “Close Haul”, “Beam Reach”. As someone who has always sailed little recreational catamarans (Hobies), I knew the basics but none of the language. I never review apps but this one deserves my praise! This app is brilliant. Both educational and engaging. In 10 minutes I’ve learned all the missing pieces I’ve simply never needed to know before and it really puts you to the test. I will be recommending this app to all my friends before they take a ride on my “new” Pearson 26.

Developer Response

Thanks for the feedback! And enjoy sailing on your Pearson 26!


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!


American Sailing Association
448.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© American Sailing Association


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