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ASA's Sailing Challenge

ASA's Sailing Challenge

American Sailing Association

Six fun games that unlock the mysteries of sailing

4.6 Ratings 2K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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  • If you are completely new to sailing... Sep 22, 2019

    By X86BSD
    And by new I mean from a land locked state and the closest you’ve gotten to a sailboat is lake “whatever” near your hometown where you might see a handful of smaller sailboats on occasion but only at a distance this app is great for running over some fundamental basics of how wind works upon a sail, which in turn explains how your sailboat moves under different sail orientations. As well as the very basic idea of right of way, and docking under sail power only which way more people sailing should be used to doing imo. The app I definitely worth the cost of a Starbucks for this knowledge in an easy to understand and repeatable way to practice. Over time I’m sure it will receive even more polish through feedback. But if you just want to dip your toe into the water as it were and learn some very basic concepts and ideas it’s worth it, plus it gives you a nice way to kill time stuck at an airport or in a cab ride while you are having basic concepts repeatedly drilled into your brain until it’s second nature. I’m very encouraged by ASA’s embracing of technology to teach new folks. Videos, apps, etc. well done ASA!
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  • Very helpful for a first-timer Aug 8, 2017

    By Myztro
    I'm planning to sail for the first time in about 2 weeks. Ive spent many years using small motor boats and don't plan to spend several hundred dollars taking classes to learn to sail the $500 used sailboat I bought. I've read lots of information and watched a bunch of videos so I thought I had a grasp on the basics from a technical standpoint. This app actually put my knowledge to the test much better than I expected and while I'm probably still going to struggle a bit, I'm going to be way more prepared after getting some feel for the wind and sail reaction. I might provide an update after I take my maiden voyage if I'm still alive.
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  • Feb 1, 2021

    By David Vigneux
    Brilliant! Cheaper than a book with the same information and much more interactive! Great for the visual learner!
  • Learning to sail during quarantine Apr 13, 2020

    By ClydeSwims
    I was hoping to start introductory sailing classes during this quarter of college but stay-at-home orders cancelled all of the upcoming classes. I have been very excited to learn and didn’t want to put it on hold. So, I got a few books and this app to teach myself the basics while at home. This app runs smooth, it has a simple design free of distractions, and, most importantly, it teaches you what sailing is all about. It has fun quizzes on terminology and fairly difficult course challenges to test your ability to maneuver. Thank you for the app. I let has allowed me to gain a sense of what it’s like to sail!
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  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Michael Gelaude
    Is not quiet the real thing, but with the virus and everything else going on its a welcome game. But I think they need to make it bigger. Maybe port it onto systems and allow open world exploration.
  • Limited and Tedious Jul 8, 2019

    By BrianL95
    This program has potential, but it is extremely limited. If you want an app to help improve your sailing knowledge, this is NOT that app. There is simulated sailing which gets old and timed courses which are completely arbitrary. Also, there are some bugs where it will not start and stop as expected. I really expected more from A.S.A. and am very disappointed. This might be okay as a free app, but when your paying for the app, it is not worth it at all.
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  • Nov 13, 2019

    By Sig Wolf
    Decent primer, but *very* dishonest presentation. Both the screenshots and the description lead you to believe things like there are multiple boats and a dolphins available with your purchase. There are not. Buying this program offers *1* boat, with the option to pay for a few additional, and pay for added dolphins. Lots of apps on Google have in-app purchases, but to use the store page to imply they are included in the app price is just plain wrong. Considering refund.
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  • If you are completely new to sailing... Sep 22, 2019

    By X86BSD
    And by new I mean from a land locked state and the closest you’ve gotten to a sailboat is lake “whatever” near your hometown where you might see a handful of smaller sailboats on occasion but only at a distance this app is great for running over some fundamental basics of how wind works upon a sail, which in turn explains how your sailboat moves under different sail orientations. As well as the very basic idea of right of way, and docking under sail power only which way more people sailing should be used to doing imo. The app I definitely worth the cost of a Starbucks for this knowledge in an easy to understand and repeatable way to practice. Over time I’m sure it will receive even more polish through feedback. But if you just want to dip your toe into the water as it were and learn some very basic concepts and ideas it’s worth it, plus it gives you a nice way to kill time stuck at an airport or in a cab ride while you are having basic concepts repeatedly drilled into your brain until it’s second nature. I’m very encouraged by ASA’s embracing of technology to teach new folks. Videos, apps, etc. well done ASA!
    more
  • Very helpful for a first-timer Aug 8, 2017

    By Myztro
    I'm planning to sail for the first time in about 2 weeks. Ive spent many years using small motor boats and don't plan to spend several hundred dollars taking classes to learn to sail the $500 used sailboat I bought. I've read lots of information and watched a bunch of videos so I thought I had a grasp on the basics from a technical standpoint. This app actually put my knowledge to the test much better than I expected and while I'm probably still going to struggle a bit, I'm going to be way more prepared after getting some feel for the wind and sail reaction. I might provide an update after I take my maiden voyage if I'm still alive.
    more
  • Feb 1, 2021

    By David Vigneux
    Brilliant! Cheaper than a book with the same information and much more interactive! Great for the visual learner!
  • Learning to sail during quarantine Apr 13, 2020

    By ClydeSwims
    I was hoping to start introductory sailing classes during this quarter of college but stay-at-home orders cancelled all of the upcoming classes. I have been very excited to learn and didn’t want to put it on hold. So, I got a few books and this app to teach myself the basics while at home. This app runs smooth, it has a simple design free of distractions, and, most importantly, it teaches you what sailing is all about. It has fun quizzes on terminology and fairly difficult course challenges to test your ability to maneuver. Thank you for the app. I let has allowed me to gain a sense of what it’s like to sail!
    more
  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Michael Gelaude
    Is not quiet the real thing, but with the virus and everything else going on its a welcome game. But I think they need to make it bigger. Maybe port it onto systems and allow open world exploration.
  • Fun educational and exasperating Oct 5, 2017

    By PTnCT
    At first it's like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time but you quickly catch on and really groove in some sailing reactions. Fun and helpful to someone learning to sail. Really helps you to visualize various points of sail and their relative efficiency. I would like to see gauges with true and apparent wind speed to help me learn how tweaking the trim will effect those elements and boat speed at various points...that may be overwhelming for a beginner but would help as one learns. I would also like to be able to go back and repeat within modules without having to start all over Regardless, I'm enjoying it very much!
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  • Nov 2, 2020

    By David Nietling
    Pretty good, educational. I find it difficult to use the steering slider. Maybe it could be taller so my finger stays on it.
  • A good start to learning concepts May 13, 2020

    By Dododic
    I completed sailing classes when I was in scouting. This was ~18 years ago, I’m interested in taking my family out on sailing adventures so I’m brushing up on sailing. I do like the game, the sounds our very relaxing. I would like to see a larger selection of boats and more elements in the virtual world. Some thoughts would be birds, smoke, more boats moving near you, and marker buoys for wave-point racing. While I agree docking under sail is a list skill, many larger boats are easier to bring in under motor power, training this as a skill would aalso be helpful. (Wind and other boats to weave around)
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  • Best educational app, best used on iPad tho Aug 1, 2020

    By RMKable
    Plus: Very good educational app, the method used helps drill the basics and undeniably improved our experience on the water. No better training app that I can find on the stores. Con: menu controls are too finicky on an iPhone, expects a pixel perfect response for the tests which becomes an annoying distraction when using an iPhone. For fingers larger than a 10yo, best experienced on an iPad. Otherwise UX should expand the control size or expand the regions on the controls for correct answers.
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  • Good, but could be better Sep 4, 2019

    By WornOutShooter
    I grew up sailing regularly. I have been on a sailboat once in the last 25 years, but still remember the basics. I downloaded the app because my wife and I have decided to buy a sailboat and figured I’d use this to start relearning the basics. It has worked well. But I’d enjoy a variety of points of view. A cockpit view of that beautiful Beneteau would be wonderful. Grabbing a sheet near the winch would be preferable to a slider on the side of the screen. If they ever get that done, this would be 6/5 stars.
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  • Dec 4, 2020

    By Justin Davis
    It would be nice if there wasn't a charge for every little thing in the app. Also, a discount or special features for ASA members would be nice!
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By J W
    Good to keep up with skills, especially new sailors
  • Sep 2, 2019

    By Stephen Sadowski
    This is a good learning experience for novice sailors, however the app currently (as of 3.0.9) has a couple of issues: 1) at the end of the apparent wind module, tapping 'continue' does nothing, effectively leaving you to 'try again' or be stuck. 2) When bringing up the in-module menu screen and tapping 'main menu' causes the app to freeze at the loating screen. ASA seems very responsive to these issues, so I hope I can bump the rating once they are resolved.
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  • Limited and Tedious Jul 8, 2019

    By BrianL95
    This program has potential, but it is extremely limited. If you want an app to help improve your sailing knowledge, this is NOT that app. There is simulated sailing which gets old and timed courses which are completely arbitrary. Also, there are some bugs where it will not start and stop as expected. I really expected more from A.S.A. and am very disappointed. This might be okay as a free app, but when your paying for the app, it is not worth it at all.
    more
  • Nov 13, 2019

    By Sig Wolf
    Decent primer, but *very* dishonest presentation. Both the screenshots and the description lead you to believe things like there are multiple boats and a dolphins available with your purchase. There are not. Buying this program offers *1* boat, with the option to pay for a few additional, and pay for added dolphins. Lots of apps on Google have in-app purchases, but to use the store page to imply they are included in the app price is just plain wrong. Considering refund.
    more

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