Magazine debuts mobile app

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Sailing Magazine is offering an app available for iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads and coming soon to Kindle and Blackberry devices.

App users will have access to the columns, features and photography found in Sailing in an interactive reproduction of the magazine while enjoying added features that include hot links to websites and email links, a tap-to-dial function for iPhone users, added videos and slideshows. Readers also will be able to electronically retrieve back issues that will be posted each month.

The app is a free download from the iTunes Newsstand. One issue is available for free download. Additional issues cost $3.99 or an annual subscription can be purchased for $24.99.

Sailing said it is not currently able to offer a discounted rate to print subscribers. It said all readers, print or digital, can embrace the magazine’s other forms of media — its website, sailingmagazine.net; its electronic newsletter; and regular updates posted on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SailingMag) and Twitter (@SailingMagazine) feed.

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