Event Tracking for The Doctor 2019
With safety for our competitors our number one concern, this year we will again be implementing the Coast Guard SafeTrx App for The Doctor for all competitors to use.
There has been considerable improvements to the SafeTrx sytem and increased server capacity since last year. The improvements to the systems are further outlined below.
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 in the race (as outlined in the Rules and Equipment). If using a mobile phone you must use a tracking app.
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 https://flotilla.safetrxapp.com/events/sasurfski/freedompaddle and The Chucky event in Sydney here https://flotilla.safetrxapp.com/events/op/csmc
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.
Instructions for The Doctor
Download the step by step instructions on using SafeTrx for training and for The Doctor event here.
The Flotilla Event Code to use on race day is DOCTOR19. Check the instructions for details.