Safetrx Updates

Safetrx Updates

Safetrx Boat Monitoring App Updates

We've made lots of improvements to the Irish Sailing Safetrx app since the app was launched. Get familiar with all the great new features and bring Irish Sailing SafeTrx on your next adventure!

Irish Sailing SafeTrx is a Smartphone App for both Android & Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) that allows you to plan your journey on your Smartphone and monitors your boat’s journey.

There are two modes to choose from ...

Sail Plan mode which alerts Emergency Contacts should you fail to return on time and 

Track Only allows you to track your trip.

Sail Plan allows you to map your route directly from your Smartphone. You can enter your journey details and set off knowing that should you not return by the time given, your Emergency Contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action. The Irish Coast Guard will have access to your location and SafeTrx Trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since the Irish Sailing SafeTrx app periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coast Guard’s response team can get help directly to you, and quickly.

Track Only allows you to track your trip but as no ETA is entered so there are no automated alerts sent. Trips can be shared if you wish so that your contacts can keep track of you on the move.

In both modes AND outside any tracking, you can use the app to initiate an emergency call to 112, then the Coast Guard can access the console to get their location.

  • If you are in a trip, it will flag the trip as having an emergency.
  • If you are not in a trip, it will start an emergency trip. 

Whilst the app is not intended to be used as a replacement for normally approved safety devices (VHF, EPIRB, AIS etc), it is a resource that in some instances may help to raise an alarm earlier and assist emergency services to locate casualties more accurately as it shows the planned destination and direction of travel.

Database Update

In order to keep the Irish Sailing SafeTrx database up to date registered users of the free app that haven’t used their account in over two years are receiving direct emails inviting them to activate their account. They just need to log into the app or go directly to to sign in if they would like to keep their account.

You need do nothing else other than log on, but it might be a good time to check your personal data, vessel data and your emergency contacts.

What can I do if I have forgotten my password?

You can either:

  • Open to the Irish Sailing SafeTrx App and choose 'Forgot your password?'


  • Log on to Enter your email address, choose 'Send Password Reset Email' then follow the instructions in the email that follows. (Remember to check your spam/junk folders if necessary).

If you have questions or need help with your account, please contact Gail on

Thanks in advance for helping us keep the Irish Sailing SafeTrx database up to date supporting safe and enjoyable boating.

NB: Your Irish Safetrx account is NOT connected to your Irish Sailing qualifications and boat information account on

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