American Sailing Association revamps mobile app

The American Sailing Association released a new version of its Go Sailing iOS mobile app.
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The American Sailing Association released a new version of its Go Sailing iOS mobile app, which connects people who are interested in sharing the experience of sailing.

Acquired by ASA, Go Sailing (formerly Kroocial) was first launched in the San Francisco Bay area in March 2013 with the mission of making sailing accessible to everyone from novices to salty dogs.

The ASA said Go Sailing developed a large community of skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail.

“Go Sailing already connects thousands of people who love sailing with a simple tap of their mobile phone,” ASA board chairman Lenny Shabes said in a statement. “Our goal is to connect millions of sailors around the world looking to do more sailing with skippers everywhere looking for crew.”

The ASA said the revamped Go Sailing app includes all of the features of the original, but has a new interface designed to enhance the user experience.

The ASA said key features of the Go Sailing app allow users to easily post a sailing trip in order to find crew; discover upcoming sailing trips and join as crew; learn to sail by taking an introductory Go Sailing experience; communicate effectively and efficiently with crews from within the app; and keep track of trips, sailing buddies and certifications.

The new app also contains several behind-the-scenes improvements that will allow the ASA to more easily add new Go Sailing features and handle more dedicated cities/regions and users.

Current tabs include the San Francisco Bay area and Marina del Rey, Calif. Although trips may already be added for any geographic location, dedicated location tabs will be added as new markets gain a critical mass.

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