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"Our 4-day race is held on perhaps the wildest and most remote coastline in South Africa. On day 2 of the 2018 race a paddler lost their ski and was left swimming 2km out to sea. Flotilla assisted the situation and helped us to rescue the paddler in minutes. The human and financial saving was immeasurable."

- Bulla Wood,
PE2EL Surfski Challenge.

"SafeTrx and Flotilla added a whole new component to our race. Most of our race happens out of sight. Flotilla enabled us to display the race on big screen at race HQ. This really drew shore side spectators into the event as they could watch the race unfold. Our sponsors loved it as it opened a whole new online audience for their brand."

- Robin Tindall,
The Freedom Paddle.

"Tracking our participants over the course is important to us, both for safety reasons, and for the viewing public. The SafeTrx Flotilla Event website showing the runners progress allowed anyone to monitor the racers on what was a very tough day."

- Henk Kok,
Senior Advisor Search & Rescue, KNRM.

"The KwaZulu-Natal north coast is a dream downwind destination with warm water and no winter to speak of. The challenging surf conditions make running events covering numerous zones hard work. Flotilla feeds race organisers real time information on the location of the field, aiding in the positioning of our water safety crew which is a valuable asset to extreme watersports like downwind surfski paddling."

- Ballito Downwind,
KZN Singles Surfski Champs.

"This is a game changer for event organisers. Now we can have instant notifications from any paddler/boat who is in trouble. No more flagging down a rescue boat or having to make a call. Quick button press in the SafeTrx app and the NSRI and the event safety knows immediately and can react. This comes bundled with live paddler/boat tracking for spectators. Incredible."

- Robin Tindall, event organiser, commenting on the emergency email feature in SafeTrx Flotilla Event, available since January 16th, 2019.

low cost event tracking

SafeTrx Flotilla Event allows you to track boats using the off-the-shelf SafeTrx Mariner software.
Spectators can watch events online in real time.
Event organizers safety teams can monitor a race live via an online system that is fully integrated with Search and Rescue.
Full event replay, anytime, anyplace.


  • Race management and scheduling for event organizers
  • Full integration with Search and Rescue authorities where SafeTrx is implemented
  • Anytime, anyplace viewing
  • Cloud based
  • Zero hardware installation
  • Secure
24/7 vessel tracking


Constant display of position, speed, heading and time
desktop and mobile


View tracking data any time, anywhere on a mobile responsive website
sar integration


Integrated with national Search and Rescue authorities where SafeTrx is already in use
cost effective


Low annual service cost


Fully secured solution

Flotilla Event Case Study

Ballito Downwind 2018

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The Ballito Downwind 2018 race on South Africa’s northern Durban coast used SafeTrx Flotilla Event.

The formerly named Durban Downwind race has developed a cult following since it was launched and is run alongside the Ballito Pro surfing contest.

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Flotilla Event Case Study

Port Elizabeth to East London Surf Ski Challenge 2018


The PE2EL Surf Ski Challenge, from Port Elizabeth to East London, is a four-day open ocean racing surfski marathon over a 250 km course on South Africa’s sunshine coast.

The race is widely regarded as the toughest surfski race in the world and attracts elite competitors.

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Flotilla Event Case Study

Freedom Paddle

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.

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Flotilla Event Case Study

Celtic Crossing

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”.

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Flotilla Event Case Study

Long Way Round

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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.

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Flotilla Event Case Study

West Coast Challenge

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KNRM, The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, used SafeTrx Flotilla as an event tracking website for the 2017 West Coast Challenge and 2018 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.

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Flotilla Fleet Case Study


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.

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24/7 secure vessel
real time tracking

Enhanced fleet safety
and security

Direct escalation to Coast Guard
in the event of an emergency



Vessel tracking
as it happens

Multiple event set up and
replay capability

Intuitive and easy to use for


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