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Coast Guard SafeTrx App

Event Tracking for The Doctor 2019


With safety for our competitors our number one concern, this year we have implemented the Coast Guard SafeTrx App for The Doctor for all competitors to use.

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 app Flotilla event function.

SafeTrx will allow the event organiser and spectators to track competitors live GPS location during the event via the web. SafeTrx has recently been used for paddling events in South Africa, Ireland, the UK and Holland with great success.  To see it in action have a look at the tracking for the Freedom Paddle in Cape Town earlier this year at and The Chucky event in Sydney here


Start using SafeTrx Now in Training!

Download the SafeTrx app, register an account and become familiar with how the app works during training. For paddling, we recommend using the TRACK ONLY mode and sharing 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 The Doctor

Download the step by step instructions on using SafeTrx for training and for The Doctor event.

The Flotilla Event Code is DOCTOR. Check the instructions for details. 

Watch the Video

More Information

Available on the SafeTrx website here

Available through your online account here


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 The Doctor in real time via this website  – let your friends and family know so they 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