By RYKLIN SOFTWARE INC.
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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 5.1
What's New in Version 1.2
Number one request:
- Choose which categories to include in the test.
Number two request:
- Results graph now appears after completing each category.
Number three request :
- Updated phrasing of some questions to improve clarity.
- Spruced up the interface with new icons and colors.
- Displays icon indicating answer result for each question.
- Notes are now also displayed below question names in tables.
- Upgraded to iOS 5.1
- Upgraded to iPhone 5
- Upgraded to universal app for iPad & iPhone
Get this before going on your next sail!
Even though I already have ASA certification, I'm glad I had this app to review with before skippering my own personal charter!
I recommend you use this app not only to prepare for an ASA test but also as a reference for yourself.
I like the app, it's nice that it formats to ASA requirements, however I'm finding inconsistencies and errors in the questions. For example, Q2 on bareboat charter systems asks what what voltage the ammeter should read while underway. The claimed answer is "true", but ammeters actually read current. It should say voltmeter. I would like to see an update addressing many of the errors.
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.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 10, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 25.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: RYKLIN SOFTWARE INC.
- © RYKLIN SOFTWARE, INC.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.