ASA’s Sailing Challenge v0.9
Requirements: 2.3 and up
Overview: Ideal for those students studying for their ASA 101 certification. Or for any old salt looking for a challenge without getting wet!
Ideal for those students studying for their ASA 101 certification. Or for any old salt looking for a challenge without getting wet!
ASA’s Sailing Challenge includes six fun, easy-to-use modules that unlock the mysteries of sailing – Learn Points of Sail, Apparent Wind, Sail Trim, Tacking and Jibing, Rules of the Road and Docking. Then, put it all together when you sail around a course against the clock in the Sailing module.
This sailing app combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with the American Sailing Association’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that lets players 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. When the ASA says the fun starts here, we really mean it!
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.”
Bug and typo fixes.
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