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Sailing Challenge App iPhone

Sailing Challenge Now Available in the Apple Store and Google Play

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Sailing Challenge Now Available in the Apple Store and Google Play
American Sailing Association Taps Atari Founder to Develop Exciting and Instructive Sailing Game

LOS ANGELES – July 25, 2016 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, continues to establish the leading edge in sailing education with a cutting-edge, new mobile gaming app called Sailing Challenge. Originally designed as a teaching aid for ASA instructors to help illustrate the principles of sailing in a rich interactive and entertaining format, the app has quickly turned into a fun game to play regardless of the user’s level of sailing experience.

The American Sailing Association has been responsible for almost one million ‘aha moments’ on the water,” said Lenny Shabes, ASA’s Chairman of the Board. “We now hope to introduce another million people to that ‘aha moment’, this time aboard their personal mobile devices.

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ASA Launches GO SAILING

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American Sailing Association Launches New Version of “Go Sailing” Mobile App

Popular Networking Tool for Sailing Community Available in Apple App Store

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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.

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Docking Under Power, Part II - Departing A Slip

Docking Under Power, Part II – Departing A Slip

Today the American Sailing Association, in association with Benateau America and Cruising World magazine is releasing another instructional video in the Docking Made Easy series entitled Departing A Slip. This detailed tutorial is the second installment of a three video set that addresses the many factors of handling a keelboat under power – specifically backing the boat out of the slip. Sailing legend Peter Isler walks us through the process using animations, illustrations and live action footage.

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Cruising Catamarans Made Easy

ASA Releases Catamarans Made Easy Textbook

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AMERICAN SAILING ASSOCIATION RELEASES CRUISING CATAMARANS MADE EASY

Textbook is Fourth in Sail Education Leader’s Best-Selling Sailing Made Easy Series

LOS ANGELES – June 14, 2016 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, has announced the publication of Cruising Catamarans Made Easy, the new official manual for its Catamaran Cruising Course (ASA 114). Focused exclusively on how to operate a cruising catamaran, the newest book in ASA’s instructive and engaging Sailing Made Easy series highlights the unique art of sailing a larger catamaran with its distinctive characteristics and operating systems.

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Bite Sized Lesson - Deciphering Tell Tales

Bite Sized Lessons : Deciphering Tell Tales…

We know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help, we’ve created a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” taken straight out of our textbooks – Sailing Made Easy and Coastal Cruising Made Easy.

In this lesson we learn how tell tales behave in different conditions, and how to use them to keep your sails trimmed efficiently.

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Digital Sailing Android Gets Handy

Digital Sailing : Android Gets Handy on the Boat


This article was previously published in the 2015 Summer Issue of the American Sailing Journal.

In recent issues of ASJ, we looked at smartphone apps that allow you to import and manipulate info from outside the boat to improve navigation and safety. One basic definition of “Dead Reckoning” is “operating a vessel using only information available directly on the boat.” This time, we expand that a little and cover apps that simplify measurements frequently done onboard. I highlight here only the main features. You can find full details and features in their Google Play Store download listings.

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Docking Under Power, Part 1 – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills

The American Sailing Association today is releasing Docking Under Power – Drills, another instructional video that is part of the Docking Made Easy educational series. This production, written and narrated by world class sailor Peter Isler, is the first of a multi-chapter series that aims to remove the anxiety of docking a sailboat under power, particularly bigger keelboats. This collection of open water drills makes clear the often misunderstood matter of prop walk and prop wash and assigns real-life, hands-on methods that will significantly aid in becoming a proficient and confident helmsman.
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