SafeTrx Tracking – Forster Race Week

SafeTrx Tracking – Forster Race Week

SafeTrx Tracking

With safety for our competitors as our number one concern, we will be implementing the Coast Guard SafeTrx App for two races. This has successfully previously been used in The Doctor events and is used by our safety director to track competitors.

The use of SafeTrx by our competitors is an integral part of our safety plan. It is mandatory that all competitors carry a mobile phone or a VHF radio or PLB in the race (as outlined in the Rules and Equipment). If using a mobile phone you must use SafeTrx. 

SafeTrx is a Smartphone App for both Android & Apple iOS devices that allows you to have your journey recorded and monitored if needed by the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. Competitors will carry their personal mobile phone in a waterproof pouch during the race using the SafeTrx Group Event function.

SafeTrx will allow the event organiser and spectators to track competitors live GPS location during the event via the web.

Start using SafeTrx Now in Training!

Download the SafeTrx app, register an account and become familiar with how the app works during training. Use TRACK ONLY mode and share it with a friend or family member before you head out for a paddle. “Track Only” trips still record your trip on the handset (and to your trip history on the boaters website) and allows you to review and replay it later. Unlike “sail plan” trips, no ETA is provided and Coast Guard do not monitor your trip.

Download Links

Instructions for Forster Races

EVENT CODES FOR RACE DAY

RACE 1 on Friday – FORSTER1

RACE 2 on Saturday – FORSTER2

Tracking Link on Race Days

Watch the races via the following links: 

Race 1: Shaw and Partners Nine Mile

https://flotilla.safetrxapp.com/events/op/ninemile

Race 2: Voost Forster Ocean Classic

https://flotilla.safetrxapp.com/events/op/forsterclassic

More Information

Available on the SafeTrx website here https://coastguard.com.au/safetrx

Available through your online account here https://safetrx.coastguard.com.au/

Advantages of Using SafeTrx

  • Using SafeTrx may save your life!
  • Safety officials can track your position in real time during the race knowing where you are at all times.
  • If you get into trouble you can activate the Call for Help button which enables you to call 000 or Aust Coast Guard – your exact GPS location will be available to them so the safety vessels can come to your aid
  • Competitors can watch a replay of the event and see step by step how they raced against other paddlers and compare the lines they took against the winners
  • Spectators can watch you race.
  • Share your trip with your friends or family who will be at the finish line so they can see when you are due to finish the race

If you have any questions please contact Oceanpaddler Email: contact@oceanpaddler.com

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