FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Sailing Association Launches New Version of “Go Sailing” Mobile App
Popular Networking Tool for Sailing Community Available in Apple App Store
LOS ANGELES – July 21, 2016 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, has released a new version of its innovative “GO SAILING” iOS mobile app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing. Acquired by ASA, GO SAILING (formerly Kroocial) was first launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2013 with the mission of making sailing accessible to everyone from novices to salty dogs, and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. A simple and user-friendly solution for skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail, GO SAILING quickly developed a large community of passionate users.
“GO SAILING already connects thousands of people who love sailing with a simple tap of their mobile phone,” said Lenny Shabes, ASA’s Chairman of the Board. “Our goal is to connect millions of sailors around the world looking to do more sailing with skippers everywhere looking for crew.”
The revamped GO SAILING app includes all the convenient features contained in the original, but has an elegant new interface designed to enhance the user experience. Key features of the GO SAILING app allow users to easily:
- Post a sailing trip in order to find crew.
- Discover upcoming sailing trips and join as crew.
- Learn to sail by taking an introductory GO SAILING experience.
- Communicate effectively and efficiently with crews from within the app.
- Keep track of trips, sailing buddies, certifications and more.
The new app also contains several “behind the scenes” improvements that will allow ASA to more easily add new GO SAILING features, as well as handle more dedicated cities/regions and users. Current tabs include the San Francisco Bay Area and Marina del Rey, CA (Los Angeles). While trips may already be added for any geographic location, dedicated location tabs will be added as new markets gain a critical mass.
GO SAILING is a free gift to the sailing world from ASA. It is available in the Apple app store and will be available to Android users shortly. Download Now
Driven by a clear need for uniform teaching standards and increased access to sailing activities, the American Sailing Association (ASA) has been the leader in U.S. sail education for more than three decades. The association has grown to include an international network of approximately 300 professionally accredited sailing schools. Nearly one million certifications have been awarded to almost half a million people who have been introduced to sailing through ASA schools and clubs since 1983. The ASA has strategic partnerships with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and was instrumental in establishing national education standards through its work on the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ Education Committee. The ASA has also consulted with the Department of Transportation and the National Parks Service. For more information, visit www.asa.com.
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