The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have today [4 July 2018] joined forces to reveal RYA SafeTrx as HM Coastguard's new official voluntary safety identification scheme.
The RYA SafeTrx app monitors your boat journeys and alerts emergency contacts should you fail to arrive on time.
RYA SafeTrx app is an app for both Android and Apple iOS smartphones that allows you to track your journey (in UK territorial waters) on your phone.
RYA SafeTrx app 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.
This 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.