This is a comprehensive study guide and exam application for sailors. It is loaded with almost 500 questions every sailor MUST know! Not only will this app help you prepare for the American Sailing Association Exams, it will keep you safer and more comfortable on the water!
Questions are divided into three categories of skill: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
The beginner section covers basic sailing questions typical of the American Sailing Association standard (ASA 101).
The intermediate section covers information needed for basic coastal cruising aboard larger vessels 20' or greater in length. These questions help prepare sailors for the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Exam. This section covers more advanced sailing information including weather and navigation off shore, such as aids to navigation.
The advanced section covers information for bare boat chartering, including living aboard a boat and understanding a cruising yacht's engine, galley, and other mechanical equipment. These questions help prepare sailors for the ASA 104 Bare Boat Chartering exam.
There is also a fourth section entitled additional skills which include important information about wind scales and hand signals.
List of features:
Almost 500 questions organized across three skill levels and 15 categories:
1. Boat Anatomy
2. Sailing Terminology
3. Rules and Aids to Navigation
4. Safety Procedures
5. Navigation and Weather
8. Boat Systems
9. Boat Orientation, Planning, and Living Afloat
10. The Beaufort Wind Scale,
11. Hand Signals
Even includes Code Signals.
Basic Keelboat Sailing
Basic Coastal Cruising
USCG Navigation Rules
Compatible with iOS 8.0 or greater
Small bug fixes to list of incorrect responses
Improved layout of iPad version
Ratings and Reviews
Need to be updated not working for OS 11.
Like it but updated my phone now the app is too old. F Apple
A great app for passing ASA tests
I rarely take the time to review apps, but I really wanted to share my feelings about this app. It is wonderful and really worth the money.
First, let me give you a bit of background. I had qualified as a BC sailor under US Sailing, but joined a new sailing club here in San Francisco and needed to be ASA certified at the BBC level in order to sail the Bay. I passed the practical test, but needed to pass the ASA 101, 103 and 104 written tests to get my BBC certifications.
I planned to take all 3 tests on one day. I read the BCC book and got 1/2 way through the BBC book. It was the night before my test. I spent several hours preparing a study guide based on the list of topics the tests would cover, according to the ASA log book. I believed what everyone told me - just read the books, everything on the test is in the book.
The morning of the tests, I found this app. It was a lifesaver. I spent several hours the morning of the test using the app and answering the questions. The app was very easy to use and informative. The questions in the app very closely map to the questions on the test. In some cases, the questions in the app were exactly the questions I had on my test. My only criticism is that I wish more the questions had some of the very helpful notes the developer put into some of the questions.
Bottom line - I probably wouldn’t have passed the BBC test without this app. Here are my scores:
101 - 100%
103 - 98%
104 - 89%
Now, admittedly, I had read all of the BCC book and a good part of the BBC book, and I did devote 4 hours to studying the app on the morning of the test, but if it wasn’t for this app, no way I would have achieved those scores. I was lucky to have found it on the morning of my test.
This helped me pass my certification. I liked having this app with me to study on the train or when I had a free moment. Way better than carrying around paper handouts from my sailing school.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.