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RYA Safe Trx

posted 12 Jun 2016, 07:06 by eric strudwick   [ updated 18 Jun 2016, 07:01 by clubsecretary wsc ]

A FREE app developed by the RYA for smartphone (Android & Iphone) on which you can plan trips, log journeys, and trigger alerts. Users can enter your journey details and set off knowing that should you not return by the time given, a nominated emergency contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action.

When an emergency contact calls HM Coastguard about an overdue trip, they will have access to your location and SafeTrx Trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since the RYA SafeTrx App periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coastguard's response team can get help directly to you, and quickly.

RYA SafeTrx is an accessible tool that leisure craft users can use when going to sea. It does not replace GMDSS, EPIRB, PLB or AIS. It is especially useful for those who use smaller boats such as dinghies, smaller yachts, RIBs and open powerboats or who do not use tracking and alerting devices on their boats.

Click here for additional information and to download. 

Users need to register with the RYA, but do not need to be an RYA member.  I haven't used it yet, but looks very useful especially for single handed coastal small boat sailors....  Eric Strudwick.