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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:22 PM

There is a new app for iPhone and Android from RYA called SafeTrx which might be useful to members

 

You don't have to be a RYA member to get it or use it and it's free.

 

It allows you to track your journey (in UK territorial waters) on your phone.

 

RYA SafeTrx provides all recreational boat users, particularly dinghy cruisers, PWC users, RIB users, canoers, kayakers, wind and kite surfers and smaller boat users with an easily accessible and simple to use means that can inform HM Coastguard of their voyage plans and dynamic location in the event of distress.

 

How does it work?

You can enter your journey details directly from your smartphone and set off knowing that should you not arrive by the time given, a nominated emergency contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action.

Where 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 RYA SafeTrx periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coastguard's response team can get help directly to you, and quickly.

 

It does not replace GMDSS, EPIRB, PLB or AIS.

 

You can see how it works here http://www.rya.org.u...es/safetrx.aspx

 

Allow 24hrs for you to be registered on the system


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