Ideal for those students studying for their ASA 101 certification.
Or for any old salt looking for a challenge without getting wet!
The ASA Sailing Challenge App is designed for iPhones/iPads as well as Android Phones/Tablets.
Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that allows players to climb aboard, take control of the tiller in one hand and the mainsheet in the other, and sail off on a virtual sea of fun.
Points of Sail
To become a sailor you need to understand the points of sail – the orientation of the boat relative to the wind. This module first teaches you the points of sail before testing your knowledge with a fun game. If you think you’re already a master then try our challenge mode!
This module illustrates apparent wind – the combination of true wind and the wind effect of motion as felt aboard a moving sailboat. Players are able to turn the boat onto different points of sail, as well as adjust the speed of the wind, in order to see the changes in apparent wind.
Everytime the boat’s angle to the wind changes, the sail trim should change too. In this module the player learns how to trim the sail for maximum efficiency on the different points of sail.
Tacking & Jibing
To reach a destination directly upwind you have to sail a zig zag course. This module teaches the player how to tack back and forth in order to achieve that goal. The second half of the module deals with jibing.
Right of Way
The rules that apply on the high seas are the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). This module introduces some common scenarios encountered when sailing.
Approaching a dock under sail can be one of the most intimidating parts of learning to sail. In this module players can experience different docking scenarios and understand the principles involved so they can dock perfectly every time!
Use Your Sailing Skills & Race Against The Clock
The Sailing Challenge App includes two sailing courses – the Marina Tour and the Island Tour. Use the skills you’ve learned in the game and navigate your way around the course in record time!
How Fast Are You?
Think you’ve got what it takes? Can you sail around our Sailing Challenge course faster than our team at ASA?
|1m 48s||Nik Vale|
|2m 15s||Peter Isler|
Two Time America’s Cup Winner
|2m 21s||Lenny Shabes|
|4m 26s||Nik Vale|
For help creating the Sailing Challenge App, ASA turned to longtime sailing enthusiast, visionary and founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell’s new educational software development company, Brainrush, worked with ASA to develop this breakthrough educational video sailing game, using a teaching technique Bushnell refers to as “gamefication”. He says, “ASA’s Sailing Challenge combines video gaming technology and educational software, incorporating real brain science in a way that will fundamentally change how people learn how to sail.”