HM Coastguard adopts 'RYA SafeTrx' as new safety ID scheme - July 2018

The free RYA SafeTrx mobile app and website, now supersedes the HM Coastguard CG66 scheme. It combines a more technologically cutting-edge version of the CG66 database function with additional lifesaving technologies so that you can make a 999 call to the Coastguard at the touch of a button.

The RYA SafeTrx app is available to any UK resident. It provides all recreational boat users with an accessible and simple-to-use way of automatically informing HM Coastguard of their voyage plans, vessel and crew information, incident data, dynamic location and even a direct 999 connection in the event of distress.

All boaters must continue to use emergency alerting equipment appropriate to their sport. RYA SafeTrx complements this equipment but is not designed to be used instead of it.

RYA SafeTrx is free to download from Apple app store or Google Play. Once downloaded, boaters can run unlimited free trips using the app. In addition to the Sail Plan mode, the app has a tracking option called Track Only mode, which enables boaters to analyse their speed and performance on the water while racing or cruising. For those who do not wish to use the mobile app, there is an option to register your details online at

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