FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Go Sailing” Social Networking App Goes National
V3 of iOS and Android App for Sailing Community Also Enhances User Experience
LOS ANGELES – January 11, 2017 – Go Sailing has released a nationwide version of its innovative social networking app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing. A simple and user-friendly solution created for skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail, Go Sailing (formerly Kroocial) launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2013. Having quickly developed a large community of passionate users in Northern California, Go Sailing was introduced in the Los Angeles area in July 2016 and now offers a much improved version for both iOS and Android to sailors across the country. The app is available to download for free, and no membership is required.
Go Sailing is a free, location-based social networking app that makes sailing accessible to everyone from novices to salty dogs, and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition to several behind-the-scenes improvements designed to enhance the user experience, the nationwide version of Go Sailing includes three new valuable features:
- A map helps sailors easily discover trips, crew or sailing events both nearby or in another geographic location nationwide;
- In addition to sailing trips, V3 supports sailing-related social events. Whether it’s a sailing seminar or a dock party, sailors can find social events in their local community or in a geographic region they are visiting; and,
- The new Go Sailing app allows sailors to send private messages, letting them easily connect with their friends, or introduce themselves to skippers or other sailors.
Go Sailing is a gift to the sailing world from the American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority. “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. “Further cementing it as the focal point for the sailing community, we’re looking forward to seeing Go Sailing connect thousands more sailors across the U.S. and, ultimately, millions of people around the world interested in sailing more, attending sailing-related events and making more like-minded friends.”
Existing key features of the Go Sailing app allow users to easily:
- Post a sailing trip in order to find crew and make new friends;
- Discover sailing trips / events nationwide and join as crew;
- Learn to sail by taking an introductory Go Sailing experience;
- Communicate with crews, skippers and friends;
- Keep track of trips, certifications and more.
For more information, visit www.gosailingapp.com.
Go Sailing is a free mobile app presented to the worldwide sailing community by the American Sailing Association as a public service. Developed to make the sport accessible to everyone, Go Sailing removes the barrier to entering the magical world of sailing. Since its inception, Go Sailing quickly developed a large community of users in California, and now aims to connect the millions of sailors around the world looking to do more sailing with skippers everywhere looking for crew, as well as to new friends and sailing-related social events.
About the American Sailing Association
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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