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Our safety on the water should always be a high priority, but is often something we can take for granted and especially when our minds are focused on enjoying and making the most of our time afloat.  With the full support of the MCA, the RYA SafeTrx app promotes enjoyable boating, a safe mind set and good practice.

RYA SafeTrx monitors your boat journeys and alerts designated emergency contacts should you fail to arrive on time. Ideal for windsurfers, kite surfers and competitive sailing enthusiasts, RYA SafeTrx also offers a quick start feature that starts recording at the touch of a button and allows you to re-live trips using the track playback feature.

Win a GoPro HERO5 Black

The RYA SafeTrx app is freely available to anyone who wants to be safer afloat. It is free to download and there is no charge to use it.  Everyone who downloads the new and improved 2017 app and completes at least one trip before Thursday, 31 August will receive automatic entry into our 'RYA SafeTrx Safer Afloat' Summer 2017 Prize Draw Competition. 

All users of RYA SafeTrx 2017 will be eligible for entry and one lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a GoPro HERO5 Black 4K LCD Action Cam – the perfect gadget to help capture all of those exciting moments afloat whilst logging your RYA SafeTrx trips.   

 

Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing. HERO5 Can capture stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes, all whilst automatically filtering out wind noise.

Get equipped

The RYA SafeTrx app contains a number of practical features to help you plan your trip.  Use the ‘Explorer’ map to view port and marina details, UK Met Office weather data and the Inshore Waters forecast, nautical chart information, the positions of nearby coastguard bases and RNLI stations, and local VHF channels.

RYA SafeTrx can also be used to make a distress call to 999. When an emergency call is activated, the phone call to 999 is initiated and an emergency location update is sent to the SafeTrx Monitoring Console. The HM Coastguard can access the SafeTrx Monitoring Console to view the recorded location, heading and speed at the time the call was made.

New for 2017!

This summer sees a number of exciting enhancements to the RYA SafeTrx app:

  • Social Sharing: Give friends and family peace of mind ashore by sharing your real-time location with on a live map, and allow them track you while you’re on the water.

  • Message Alerts: Improved message notifications mean that RYA SafeTrx mobile app users will be able to see incoming messages more clearly.

  • Improved Emergency Contact Selection: Select subset of emergency contacts to communicate with when starting a Sail Plan trip.

  • Quick Access to SafeTrx Tools: ‘Force Touch’ functionality to iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 so that end users can quickly initiate an emergency call, a Sail Plan trip or Track Only mode trip at the touch of the app icon button on the home screen.

How to subscribe – for free

RYA SafeTrx is free to download from Apple's App store and the Google Play store. Once downloaded, boaters can run unlimited free trips using the app.  In addition to the Sail Plan mode, the app has a tracking option called Track Only mode; ideal for windsurfers, kite surfers, dinghy sailors and powerboat enthusiasts. This enables boaters to analyse their speed and performance on the water while racing or cruising.

 (UK)

Requires Android’s OS 4.0 and above

(UK)

Requires Apple’s iOS 8.0 and above

RYA SafeTrx is a widely accessible tool that any boater can use when going out on the water. While it is not intended to replace GMDSS, EPIRB, PLB, AIS or the Coastguard administered CG66, it is especially useful for those who use smaller boats such as RIBs, open powerboats and dinghies and those who do not have tracking and alerting devices on their boats.

Competition Terms and conditions

  1. The prize draw (the "Prize Draw") is open to all registered users that have completed a trip on RYA SafeTrx 2017 (new and existing).
  2. Employees or agencies of the RYA may not enter the Prize Draw.
  3. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
  4. The closing date of the Prize Draw is Thursday, 31 August 2017. Entries received beyond this time period will not be considered.
  5. One winner will be chosen from a random draw of registered RYA SafeTrx users in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  6. The winner will receive a GoPro HERO5 Black 4K LCD Action Cam.
  7. The prize is final and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.
  8. The Promoter’s decision shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
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