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Sailing Challenge Desktop

Sailing Challenge App “Hits the Big Screen”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Sailing Association’s Sailing Challenge App “Hits the Big Screen” – Revolutionary Mobile App Now Available for Mac and Windows

LOS ANGELES – November 14, 2018 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s premier sail education authority, announced today that its top-rated sailing app, Sailing Challenge, is now available on the large screens of laptops and desktop computers. Previously available only on the mobile platforms of iOS and Android, the best selling sailing app serves double duty as a teaching tool and an entertaining game and can now be launched on a laptop or a desktop computer.

Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in digital education with ASA’s experience in sailing instruction to create a stimulating game that allows players to climb aboard, take control of the tiller and the mainsheet , and sail off on a virtual sea of fun. Originally designed as a teaching tool for ASA instructors to help illustrate the principles of sailing in a rich interactive format, more than 50,000 sailors have honed their skills via the cutting-edge app since it was first launched in the summer of 2016.

ASA turned to longtime sailing enthusiast, visionary and founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell, for help in designing Sailing Challenge. Bushnell worked with ASA to develop the breakthrough educational sailing video game using a teaching technique he calls gamification. By combining video gaming technology with educational software, Sailing Challenge incorporates real brain science in a way that is fundamentally changing how people learn to sail.

After playing Sailing Challenge for just a few hours, folks can get out on the water in the real world with an extra boost of confidence,” said Lenny Shabes, ASA’s founder and Chairman. “Fun, exciting and realistic, there is no question that this app is helping people become better sailors.

ASA added several new features to Sailing Challenge for the Mac and Windows launch, including three new sailing levels, the ability to earn achievements and improved sailing realism.

After you learn Points of Sail, Apparent Wind, Sail Trim, Tacking and Jibing, Rules of the Road and Docking, you can then put it all together when you race the clock in the app’s sailing module,” said Shabes. “When ASA says the fun starts here, we really mean it!

11 modules unlock the mysteries of sailing, but the big news is Version 2.0 of Sailing Challenge is now available in large format for laptops and desktops at Microsoft and the Mac App store, as well as for mobile platforms at the iOS App Store, and at Google Play. Visit asa.com/sailing-challenge-app/ for all the details.

About the American Sailing Association
The American Sailing Association (ASA) has been the leader in U.S. sailing education for 35 years. The Association has grown to include an international network of more than 350 professionally accredited sailing schools. More than one million certifications have been awarded to over 500,000 people who have been introduced to sailing through ASA schools, clubs and programs since 1983. For more information, visit www.asa.com.
 
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150,000 Facebook Fans

American Sailing Association Reaches 150,000 Facebook “Followers”

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American Sailing Association Reaches 150,000 Facebook Followers

LOS ANGELES – December 6, 2017 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, is proud to announce that it attained a significant digital milestone in November: 150,000 “Facebook followers”. Since the end of 2015, ASA has tripled its Facebook fan base by posting subject material that makes a direct connection with its followers’ interests. With 150,000 “page likes”, ASA is now one of the top three sailing-related pages on all of Facebook in terms of followers.

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Sailing Challenge v1.1

Sailing Challenge App Update

Our popular Sailing Challenge app has just received an update!

ASA’s Sailing Challenge is a cutting-edge mobile gaming app designed as a fun learning aid to help illustrate the principles of sailing in a rich interactive and entertaining environment. Download Now >

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“The game is great because the boat speed responds to sail trim changes just like a real sailboat. If you are competitive like me – Sailing Challenge helps a sailor learn to stay focused – to minimize distance sailed and to keep the sheets out of the cleat. I’m constantly trying new things to beat my personal best time around the marina course!”
Peter Isler, 2 Time America’s Cup Winner

New Features

Updated Sail Trim Module

In the new version of the game we don’t only teach you the sail trim for each point of sail, we put you to the test! Have you got what it takes to trim the sails perfectly every time?
Sailing Challenge v1.1 Trim Test iPhone

New Practice Mode

Explore the marina course and fine tune your sailing skills without the pressure of a ticking clock… just enjoy a nice leisurely sail…
Sailing Challenge v1.1 Practice Android

Share Your Results & Challenge Your Friends

Now you can easily share your fastest times around the sailing courses on social media! Post your personal best and challenge your friends to see if they can beat you!
Sailing Challenge v1.1 Share Facebook
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100,000 Facebook Fans

American Sailing Association Reaches 100,000 Facebook “Followers” over Thanksgiving Weekend

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American Sailing Association Reaches 100,000 Facebook Followers over Thanksgiving Weekend – Number of Followers Doubles in Less Than One Year

LOS ANGELES – November 29, 2016 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, is proud to announce that it attained a significant digital milestone over Thanksgiving weekend: 100,000 “Facebook followers”. Since the end of 2015, ASA has doubled its Facebook fan base by posting subject material that makes a direct connection with its followers’ interests. With 100,000 “page likes”, ASA is now one of the top five sailing-related pages on all of Facebook in terms of followers.

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Famous Sailors Isler and Dickson Battle for Record in ASA’s Sailing Challenge Game

On the heels of our announcement that America’s Cup veteran and legendary sailor Peter Isler has set a time record on ASA’s Sailing Challenge phone game, now another heavy-weight sailor has gotten into the mix and beat Isler’s time! Scott Dickson, match-racing champion, has hit the virtual racetrack and found a groove. Like his consistently stellar track record in the Congressional Cup, Dickson has taken his top-level match-racing skill set to the Sailing Challenge game and raised the bar. Isler and Dickson have been teammates in match races, inshore regattas and offshore events… but when it comes to the Sailing Challenge game they describe themselves as mortal frenemies! The ultra-competitive Isler will have something to say about this – you can bet on it. Set your own record time – Download Now ⟩⟩

We’re going to keep track as the competition progresses…

news-2016-10-avatar-peter-isler My name is Peter Isler and I set the new record at 1m 51s
Scotty Dickson here, I just did a 1m 49s news-2016-10-avatar-scotty-dickson
news-2016-10-avatar-peter-isler Really?? Game on!
news-2016-10-avatar-peter-isler 1 minute and… (wait for it) 48 seconds!
I just clocked a 1m 47s news-2016-10-avatar-scotty-dickson
Just shaved off a second to score 1m 46s news-2016-10-avatar-scotty-dickson
news-2016-10-avatar-peter-isler Good job! But 1m 42s is the new time to beat!

We call on all the sailing greats to get involved! Coutts? Spithill? Barker? What are you doing? Let’s make this interesting!

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Peter Isler, Sailing Challenge App

Peter Isler, America’s Cup Sailor, Sets New Record

We’re happy to announce that ASA’s latest venture, the Sailing Challenge, an interactive mobile game that simultaneously drills learning concepts and entertains, is becoming quite popular! Over ten-thousand apps have been downloaded, and an update with new and improved features will soon be on the way. Download Now ⟩⟩

One of the elements that has users coming back for more is the compulsion to post a faster score on the timed-sail part of the app. After going through the many drill modules, it’s nice to just take a virtual sail and hone the skill-set. Waiting on a line at the post office was never so fun!

And don’t think Sailing Challenge is just for newbs and novices, the current record holder for time around the course is none other than five-time America’s Cup sailor Peter Isler. If it has to do with sailing Peter will master it, including this mobile game.

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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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