In part 1 of this topic we covered apps that measured directions, distances and trim. This time, we cover apps that convert measurements and perform calculations made onboard and a couple of apps that display readouts otherwise done by conventional instrument displays. As before, here are the main features; look to their Google Play Store download listing for more details and features.
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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.”
We took a look 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.