SA Surfski used SafeTrx Flotilla Event for the 28-kilometre Freedom Paddle in Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2018. Over 200 paddlers took part in the Freedom Paddle event, braving the weather conditions and currents to paddle around Robben Island from Cape Town.
One of the competitor’s race ended unexpectedly. The NSRI Table Bay sea rescue station was alerted to a surf-skier who activated an emergency using his RSA SafeTrx app, south of Robben Island. The NSRI lifeboat located the paddler at the coordinates provided on the RSA SafeTrx app emergency activation.
Ocean Sports, based in Cornwall in the UK, used Flotilla Event for the Celtic Crossing event in May 2018. Paddlers journeyed from the Scilly Islands to Cornwall. This is one of the most challenging paddling events in Europe, with over 53kms of open ocean paddling.
Glenn Eldridge, Principal at Ocean Sports, said “Celtic Crossing is the kind of extreme ocean sports event where safety is paramount, and we are proud to bring innovation and enhanced safety to the race for our participants using SafeTrx Flotilla Event”.
Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd uses SafeTrx Flotilla Fleet for 24/7 real time vessel tracking. Flotilla Fleet has brought cost saving and convenience to Titan. Geraint O’Donovan of Titan said “We chose the RYA SafeTrx app because it’s really easy to use and it’s really convenient that the Coast Guard has all of our details automatically.”
By using Flotilla Fleet Titan has enhanced fleet safety and security and is benefiting from the trip planning and ETA overdue alerting capability of Flotilla Fleet.
Safehaven Marine used the SafeTrx Flotilla website to create a dedicated public website to highlight their “Long Way Round” circumnavigation of Ireland and Rockall.
SafeTrx Flotilla was used to display the position of ThunderChild every 10 minutes for the thirty four hour record run.
KNRM, The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, used SafeTrx Flotilla as an event tracking website for the 2017 West Coast Challenge, a running and biking marathon for duos and solo runners over 130 kilometers from Den Helder in the north of Holland to the Hook of Holland in the south.
Participants used their SafeTrx app to report their location every 10 minutes with the SafeTrx Flotilla website displaying the locations of all participants.